Intel pulls 'Trim' Firmware update for killing drives under Windows 7

"Well it hasn't lasted long, Intel have pulled their promising update for the X25-M 34nm SSD's"

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Intel pulls 'Trim' Firmware update for killing drives under Windows 7
 
 
Well, it’s only been a couple of days since I posted about Intel’s new SSD toolbox and firmware update for it’s 34nm X25-M SSD’s, and they’ve already pulled the update due to reports that it’s been bricking peoples drives under Windows 7.
 
There are plenty of reports of the problem here on Intel’s forums. The update itself promised up to a 40% increase in sequential write speeds on their 160GB drives, however I’m sure that most of us would rather have a working SSD than an expensive 160GB paperweight.
 
In an official statement about the issues, Intel have said:
 
Yes, we have been contacted by users with issues with the firmware upgrade for our 34nm SSD’s and we are investigating. We take all sightings and issues seriously and are working toward resolution. We have temporarily taken down the firmware link while we investigate.
 
This doesn’t bode well for the reputation of Intel’s X25-M drives. Hopefully they will be able to resolve the issues soon.
 
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24-10-2009, 04:08:44

tinytomlogan
How good would 5870 Crossfire be? OC3D finally answer the questions you all are asking. By Mul.

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24-10-2009, 04:36:29

Rastalovich
Some really good figures going on there. The scaling does indeed look pretty impressive.

Good review.

Does xfire suffer the same casualty as sli in so much as if there's "a profile" for a game, the performance is that much better ?

lmao @ MSFX, one probable exception where a 16 core dual zeon setup with 16g will do u better than a smart gfxcard.

It's perhaps tiring review-wize to have to pre-qualify each game with "old..", "a bit older..". With a bunch of games coming (if schedules hold up) in Q1'10 that support Dx11, it might be worth thinking of consolidating the range of games used by OC3D as benchmarkers. Worth holding onto 1/2 Dx9 ? Maybe. Hold onto 1/2 Dx10 ? Probably. And I would imagine the earlier Dx11 releases would be asked to have bench markers built into them.

Great stuff.

24-10-2009, 04:44:55

tinytomlogan
When the DX11 games come through you can expect to see a new batch of reviews Rast and the games we use for benches change also. I for one am very interested in what Dirt2 for example plays like in DX10 vs DX11 mode. We shall see.

24-10-2009, 04:54:31

sammytomjohn

When the DX11 games come through you can expect to see a new batch of reviews Rast and the games we use for benches change also. I for one am very interested in what Dirt2 for example plays like in DX10 vs DX11 mode. We shall see.



yes tom! dirt2 was on my mind also as soon as you mentioned dx11! :)

24-10-2009, 11:26:56

zak4994
Epic review dude.
Am loving that design on the card.
600fps in CoD4?
Who needs that much?

24-10-2009, 13:36:28

VonBlade
5870 CF? *puts on Clarkson voice* ... POWAAAAAAHHHHHHH.

Yipes that is just stupendously powerful.

I definitely think that you need to find games that are harder on the graphics. Or perhaps even the whole system. COD4 hitting 600 makes that bench utterly worthless now. Might as well bench Quake 2 :)

Dirt (original) is heavy on systems, so I imagine Dirt2 will be too. Maybe swap Grid for Dirt2, or even NFS Shift.
Crysis and Far Cry 2 still get it done in FPS terms. Can't think of much in the immediate future that's close. Apart from Crysis2 obviously.
CoH is still heavy for RTS' although Dawn of War II can potentially push a system harder.
Mirrors Edge can be hefty with decent settings, even if it is old.
I've not tried Flashpoint 2 or the new update for Stalker, but I imagine they'll be pretty hefty too.

I certainly think the time to retire Grid, Quake and COD4 has come.

24-10-2009, 22:03:00

WelshD1K
£606 ....... need i say more?

05-11-2009, 10:04:32

Maxrunner

£606 ....... need i say more?



I dont get those medium fps for cod4, not in the multiplayer......are those singleplayer tests? There's not way im getting 170fps medium on multiplayer with everything maxed out, and im using an i7920 at 4ghz and 9.10 catalyst drivers....

The medium i currently have is 125fps/130fps multiplayer.

11-02-2010, 14:25:48

yaniv1512
is it good for Cad and 3d applications ?
where can i find benchmark for the hd5780 in Cad and 3d applications?
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