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    Re: Intel X25-M FIRMWARE BRICKS DRIVES DO NOT UPDATE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Champman99 View Post

    Again, a bit off topic - Although its a bit irrelevant because the firmware has been pulled, but I was under the impression TRIM only worked under AHCI, and yet seems people have it working under RAID?
    Good question - I'm led to believe the following are required:

    1. TRIM is enabled in windows
    2. AHCI is enabled in the bios for the controller
    3. You have to use a MS driver for the controller

    Now where I am:

    1. YES
    2. No, the intel controller is set to RAID (hosts 3 drives - 2 in raid 0, 1 alone PLUS the SSD drive)
    3. No, have intel ICHR drivers installed.

    So I'm wondering if my system actually can't do TRIM and hence I *MIGHT* be OK. The intel SSD utility says the drive is fine (inc. SMART data)
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    Re: Intel X25-M FIRMWARE BRICKS DRIVES DO NOT UPDATE!!

    Areca and Adaptec have confirmed they are working on firmware/driver updates to enable TRIM support on their RAID controllers.....not sure about other manufacturers yet but I guess it's only a matter of time.
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    Re: Intel X25-M FIRMWARE BRICKS DRIVES DO NOT UPDATE!!

    Update: SSD.. dead. BSOD when booting this morning. Not so lucky!
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    Re: Intel X25-M FIRMWARE BRICKS DRIVES DO NOT UPDATE!!



    In reading some other forums, it seems Intel are doing cross-shipping of RMA replacements - seems predominantly US so I don't know if Intel EMEA would do the same. I guess it can't hurt to try and I dare say getting a replacement from Intel might well be quicker than waiting for Satan to skate to work, er, I mean another shipment of drives to land wherever you bought it from.

    You might already know but there's some contact info here - http://www.intel.com/support/9089.htm

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    Re: Intel X25-M FIRMWARE BRICKS DRIVES DO NOT UPDATE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Update: SSD.. dead. BSOD when booting this morning. Not so lucky!
    Oh no! Sorry to hear that. I had heard a rumour that it was only affecting those that had installed W7 over an incorrectly aligned SSD, but I guess that puts paid to that theory. Good luck with the RMA.

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