Intel tries again with new TRIM firmware for its SSDs

Intel offers TRIM firmware update, again.

Published Wed, Dec 2 2009 12:00 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:35 PM CST
Many of you will recall the debacle that was the first firmware version released for the Intel X25-M and X18-M SSDs to support Windows 7 TRIM function. The firmware borked Windows 7 installs and was soon pulled from the market while Intel fixed the issue.

Intel tries again with new TRIM firmware for its SSDs |

Intel has now announced that the firmware is available again for the SSDs. I'm not sure I want to be first to install the firmware on an Windows 7 volume. The new firmware is revision 2CV102HD and is available now.

TRIM functionality is a Windows 7 feature that speeds writes by clearing flash pages when a user makes data as deleted rather than just marking them as available. The Tech Report says that this is to get around the block-rewrite penalty.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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