August 5, 2009

Intel Halts SSD Sales Following Data Loss

Article Source Enterprise Storage Forum

Intel has halted shipments of its new X25-M and X18-M solid state drives (SSDs) after discovering a problem that could cause data corruption. The new drives were the result of a joint venture with Micron Technology and used a new 34 nanometer manufacturing process that was supposed to offer more storage density at a lower cost.

However, a problem has emerged with the drives. Intel found that if a user sets up a BIOS password on the SSD, then disables or changes the password, the contents of the drive become corrupted and irretrievably lost...

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