New Intel SSDs: Shipping stopped because of possible data loss
Only a short time after the introduction of the new SSD generation the shipment of Intel's new devices has been stopped: Because of a firmware bug data loss is possible.
The shipping of Intel's overhauled middle-class SSDs X25-M and X18-M has been put on hold. Intel confirmed that the SSDs might not respond anymore and thus access to the stored data is impossible. This problem occurs if the user protects the drive with a BIOS password and changes or deactivates the option afterwards. Passwords for the BIOS setup or the operating system are not linked to the problem and EFI based systems are not affected either. Intel says to have identified the reason for the errors and is working on a new firmware to solve the problem.
Intel just recently introduced the new version of the SSDs with 34 nm flash memory chips which are said to be cheaper and faster than the currently common 50 nanometer models.