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Windows 7: Intel pulls SSD firmware update amid Windows 7 issues

27 Oct 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Intel pulls SSD firmware update amid Windows 7 issues

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Intel has temporarily pulled its just-released TRIM firmware update (02HA) and associated SSD Toolbox from their download site, following a number of reported problems with the new software. Details remain scarce at the moment, but according to several posts on Intel's support forums, users are left with a disk read error and no way to load Windows after rebooting from a seemingly successful firmware upgrade.
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27 Oct 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Oh dear...looks like the really screwed up this time, especially is someone's importaint data like docs, pics, etc just went up in flames
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27 Oct 2009   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Intel pulls firmware for SSDs just a day after release

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Intel pulls firmware for SSDs just a day after release

IDG News Service - Intel has pulled a firmware upgrade it released on Monday for its X25-M consumer solid-state drives as users complained that the software caused crashes.
Read more at: Intel pulls firmware for SSDs just a day after release
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27 Oct 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Oh dear.
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28 Oct 2009   #5
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Intel's SSD firmware update pulled

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Intel has pulled the solid-state drive firmware update it released this week after an unspecified number of users claimed the software wasn't entirely compatible with Windows 7.
Intel pulls SSD update ? Register Hardware

Proof:

Intel® X25-M Solid State Drive, 80GB SATA II 2.5in, MLC, High Performance - Intel® X25-M SSD 80GB and 160GB SATA II 2.5in, MLC High Performance support

> Support Intel
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28 Oct 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm one of the lucky ones who didn't seem to have problems with this update. But I was a bit nervous after seeing some of these stories. Of course, I'm keeping an eye on the Intel site...as I will want to upgrade to the non-broken version of the firmware when it becomes available.
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28 Oct 2009   #7
ceejay

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the info.

There were some guys on the Intel forum who were itching to get their hands on the update - shame that they had to be the guinea pigs to find the incompatibility with Windows 7.
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28 Oct 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I applied the update and I have no problems. I will however be watching for an update and will move to it once it becomes available.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I applied the update and I have no problems. I will however be watching for an update and will move to it once it becomes available.
Yes, same here. Did the update and it is working fine.

Will watch for the new update.
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29 Oct 2009   #10
ceejay

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have one of the new Intel drives and was looking forward to this firmware update to enable TRIM.

Thankfully I missed the fact it had been released, so didn't get to know about it until these problems started cropping up. So I won't be ugrading the firmware until this has been thoroughly researched and fixed by Intel.

Interestingly apparently TRIM only works if you are using the Microsoft AHCI drivers - I have 'upgraded' to the Intel IMSM v8.9 driver already, so even if I had upgraded the firmware TRIM would probably not work and the only way to optimise the drive would be to manually run the optimisation tool - maybe Intel should have timed an IMSM update as well before doing this?

This episode has also justified in my eyes the decision I have now taken to split my drives, with the OS on the SSD but the data migrated to a seperate HDD. So, if I lose the SSD I only have to reinstall the OS and programmes, and not worry about the data.
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