Firmware

Corsair® releases firmware with TRIM support for its Performance Series Solid-State Drives

FREMONT, California, December 21, 2009 — Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it has released firmware with TRIM support and a firmware update tool for its award-winning Performance Series P64, P128 and P256 solid-state drives.

The firmware (revisionVBM19C1Q) and update tool were both developed by Samsung, and have been rigorously qualified by both Samsung and Corsair using a large number of test platforms, in conjunction with a controlled end-user BETA test of the new firmware.

"This new firmware release for Corsair's Performance Series SSDs adds support for the TRIM performance-maintenance command in Microsoft Windows 7, further enhancing what are already some of the fastest and most respected SSDs on the market," said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing for Corsair. "While other SSD manufacturers have rushed out bug-ridden firmware and update tools, sometimes with disastrous consequences for end-users, Corsair refused to jump on the bandwagon. We took the time to rigorously test and quality our tools, ensuring that our users will have the best experience possible."

Crucial M225 Firmware to be updated again next week

"...we are working with Indilinx on a firmware update to address performance degradation experienced by some users when they updated to the 1819 firmware. We have been promised a version to test next week. Our testing process will take approximately two weeks. We will post back with updates as we get them.

For Mac users, please be assured that many of us are Mac users as well, it is important for us to find solutions. We continue to work with the controller manufacturer to develop solutions. We do not have anything specific right now.

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Adds New XMB, Dynamic Themes, Avatars

PlayStation 3 firmware 3.0 is coming soon, bringing with it nex XMB functionality, a status indicator, a friends list redesign, dynamic themes, avatars, and much more.

Announced during Gamescom and highlighted at the PlayStation blog, firmware 3.0 doesn't revolutionalize the way we navigate the PlayStation 3, but it does bring some welcome changes. The most prevalent of the changes is a status bar in the top right of the screen, which shows your avatar, your user icon, what you are up to, and a mail icon, in case you have messages waiting.

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