Intel 34nm SSD Shipments Held

JifDaKiwi - August 2, 2009 02:21PM in Storage / Hard Drives

Not long after Intel's new 34nm SSD drives were announced, shipments are now being held up as the chip maker fixes a firmware flaw, affecting all of the new models.

ZDNet is reporting that if you set a BIOS password on a laptop with one of these new drives installed, the SSD becomes "inoperable", assumedly corrupting the Master Boot Record, and effectively turning your expensive new investment into mush.

Intel has now announced that it is working on a firmware fix, that all new shipments (once shipments resume) of the new drive will have the fix applied, and that all retailers and distributors are to return un-patched drives to Intel for replacement.