Intel admits 320 Series SSD flaw

The problem occurred when drive capacity was suddenly reducing to 8MB making all the data stored on it dispensary.

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Intel has presented 320 Series SSDs back in March which quickly gained popularity among users for its great performance/price ratio. Moreover the line-up includes models from 40GB to 600GB making the entire line suitable to needs of any body.

On the other hand, the number of posts about devices getting broken with no reason began appearing on Intel’s forum quite often. The problem occurred when drive capacity was suddenly reducing to 8MB making all the data stored on it dispensary. Some users said to recover the drive functionality by completely cleaning it using HDDErase and Parted Magic tools again with all data erased.

And when the number of such complains reached the breaking point, Intel has officially confirmed the existence of the flaw. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not know the true reason behind such drive behavior or how to fix it. At the moment Intel recommends users experiencing this problems to report Intel customer support while promising to reveal more details on this issue later. Intel believes this can be caused by power failures or system crash. However, the company is not sure whether the flaw is cased by hardware or software and can it be fixed with simple firmware update.

Note that Intel 320 Series SSDs use 25nm MLC NAND flash memory and come with 3-year warranty.

Source: Intel

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