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Intel Delivers Fresh SSD Firmware Update, Brings TRIM Support

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. btarunr

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    A little over a month after retracting its second faulty firmware for its otherwise breakthrough 34 nm X25-M G2 solid state drives (SSD), Intel released the 2CV102HD firmware update, this one hopefully being free of any critical bugs. The firmware update works for both the X25-M and X18-M SSDs. The firmware adds TRIM capability to the SSDs, which works to minimize data fragmentation at the hardware-level on systems with Windows 7. The 2CV102HD firmware update can be found here.

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  2. rjkoneill New Member

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    have they sorted TRIM out for RAID yet?

    considering another pair of 80GB drives to bring me to 4 drives in total, but TRIM in RAID is going to have to happen before in invest in more
     
  3. human_error

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    Very unlikely that there will be RAID support soon as it needs the southbridge chips/sata controller cards to be able to pass the TRIM commands through to raid cards and none of them support that yet.
     
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    I'm excited to finally install Windows 7 and take advantage of this firmware fix to enable TRIM. I can't update until tonight though, so please post back if you've installed this successfully!
     
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    You'd better wait a week or so, intel have bad record on updating it's SSD firmwares. I wonder how it could sell these to enterprise class.
     
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    I think he was talking about using the SSDs with the on-board RAID (i.e., built into the Southbridge).
     
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    what the hell is faultry firmware? :p
     

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