A few weeks ago, Intel pulled a firmware update the day after it came out because many users running 64-bit Windows 7 found that it bricked their SSDs. Whoops. The good news though is that Intel has acknowledged and replicated the bug, and is working on a fix. The bad news? There's no timeline for when the fix will come out. [Reg Hardware]
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