Intel Bug Causes Failed SSDs Turn 600GB to 8MB

Tagged: intel, SSD, Computer Hardware, Technology
Source: Toms Hardware - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 9 weeks ago

"Intel's SSD 320 series offer some great storage solutions for enthusiasts. For those with the budget, getting 600GB in solid state is quite impressive – of course, that is until it fails and reports itself as a cry-worthy 8MB. A bug that afflicts the entire 320 line can cause an SSD to revert to 8MB following a crash or power failure. The Register quotes a couple of users from the PC Review forum:"

"Be wary of the new Intel SSD 320 series. Currently, there's a bug in the controller that can cause the device to revert to 8MB during a power failure," wrote one user. "AFAIK they have not yet publicly announced it, and won't have a firmware fix ready for release until the end of July..."

 

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Tivon
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Yeah Manic, but at least it's Intel we are talking about here, they have money to get it all fixed.

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I'm sure glad I have one of the Intel 510 series rather than the 320s. Whew!

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