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Intel's first 34nm SSDs hit by Bios flaw
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Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:18

By David Meyer ZDNet UK

Intel's new 34nm solid-state drive has a flaw that renders the drive inoperable for users who set a Bios drive password.

The chipmaker announced last Tuesday that it had started shipping its first SSDs made using the 34nm manufacturing process — a shift that should make the drives faster and cheaper. However, on Friday a US custom computer maker said the Bios defect had forced it and other online retailers to pull the first batch of 34nm SSDs from their sites.

"There was a lot of confusion, but it was clear that something was wrong with these first units — enough so that Newegg and other online vendors had also pulled them entirely from their sites," blogged William George, the customer service lead at Puget Systems. "We too stopped listing them, and began contacting our customers who were expecting us to ship them out this afternoon."

 

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