Intel issues firmware fix for 34nm solid state drives

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As promised, Intel today released a new firmware revision to address an issue with its second-generation 34nm solid-state drives. The bug, first discovered a couple of weeks back, could cause data corruption for those who altered or disabled the drive’s password within the system BIOS, and was considered serious enough for the outfit to temporarily halt shipments of the new drives.

Owners of affected 34nm drives can grab the firmware update tool at Intel's Download Center. You'll need to burn the ISO image to a blank disc, then boot off the disc and run the updater from there. Be sure to check the readme file for possible incompatibilities (the update might not work with some Nvidia chipset based systems, for instance) and follow the instructions included in the Firmware Update Guideline.

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