Tag Archives: Firmware

OCZ Releases Arowana SSD Firmware – Tests Show Big Upgrade For 34nm Indilinx Barefoot Drives

In May of 2011, OCZ announced a new type of firmware for Indilinx-controlled drives. That firmware, named for a type of carnivorous fish, carried the name Arowana Flash Translation Layer. The Arowana FTL eventually made its way into the Vertex Plus family, however, enthusiasts with the original Barefoot-controlled drives would have to wait until now, ten months later, to get a chance to …

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ADATA First To Release New Higher Capacity ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD Line

ADATA, Taiwanese purveyor of SSDs and memory products, today announced a new range of SandForce powered offerings. Consisting of three new lines, the XPG SX900, the Premier Pro SP900, and the Premier SP800, each is powered by the SandForce-2281 controller. The XPG SX900 is designed for higher performance, boasting typical SF-2281 speeds of 550MB/s reads and 530MB/s writes. The XPG moniker refers to …

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Samsung Elaborates on SSD Firmware Scare – Very Few Series 830 SSD Owners Affected

Two days ago, we issued a release with respect to difficulties observed through installation of Samsung 830 Series SSD firmware numbered CXM02B1Q.  Samsung has since removed that version and replaced it with new firmware numbered CXM03B1Q which can be found here.  The release date is January 19, 2012. In an extremely rare step forward, Samsung today contacted The SSD Review …

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Samsung Releases Updated Series 830 SSD Firmware As Initial Release Affects Several SSDs – UPDATE

Samsung’s 830 SSD, highly regarded for its excellent performance and reliability, has just received a firmware update which is causing some real problems with Series 830 SSD owners. The update, which was intended to enhance several key aspects of stability in the SSD, can reportedly cause a BSOD after the flashing process is complete. The article has been updated through …

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Crucial Releases Firmware Fix For 5200 Hour Bug

Crucial released a new firmware upgrade today for Crucial M4 SSD owners to prevent occurrences of the 5200 hour bug. The firmware can be found here and applies to all capacities of the Crucial M4 SSD.  The bug itself would affect the m4 through an incorrect response to the SMART counter after 5184 hours of power on time and the …

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OCZ Releases SSD Firmware To Fix SandForce SF-2281 Blue Screen Of Death

OCZ has just released f/w 2.15 for all SF-2281 processors which will fix an issue that has become popularly known as the “SandForce Bug”. This release not only identifies and prevents BSOD issues caused by two specific conditions, but also, tackles stuttering issues observed by some as well as significantly improving TRIM and Secure Erase operations to prevent low level …

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