Intel X25-M SSD update yanked over Windows 7 flaw

Oct 28, 2009
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Intel X25-M SSD update yanked over Windows 7 flaw

Intel have yanked their recent X25-M SSD firmware update, after users reported the new software killed Windows 7 installations.  The update introduced TRIM support to the solid-state drives, together with boosting sequential write performance by up to 40-percent; however, some Intel support forum users have discovered that after rebooting their Windows 7 machine the new OS will no longer load.

"Yes, we have been contacted by users with issues with the firmware upgrade for our 34nm SSDs and we are investigating.  We take all sightings and issues seriously and are working toward resolution. We have temporarily taken down the firmware link while we investigate" Intel statement

In response, Intel have removed the software update and are investigating what might have happened.  Meanwhile, the advice to those with an X25-M SSD who are yet to upgrade is to hold off; Intel are yet to suggest what those with broken drives should do.

[via Toms Hardware]


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