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How to get 8820 firmware now

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Repost: Originally Created on: Oct 31, 2009 10:23 AM by lukas2 - Last Modified: Oct 31, 2009 10:28 AM by lukas2

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I have just bought a new x18-m G1. It has the old 8610 firmware and I planned to upgrade to the new one. Anyway it is impossible now to get the iso file from Intel's website. Any ideas of where can I get this updte now?

Thanks in advance.

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idata
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Hi there,

Yes I can see, the firmwares update files for the Intel SSD have been removed since the problem that occurred with the latest firmware that came out for the X25M SSD. I guess they are still working to find what could have caused the problems first.

I don't find any other way for you to download the firmware at this stage, rather that wait for more information from Intel.

Cheers

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idata
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Hi there,

Yes I can see, the firmwares update files for the Intel SSD have been removed since the problem that occurred with the latest firmware that came out for the X25M SSD. I guess they are still working to find what could have caused the problems first.

I don't find any other way for you to download the firmware at this stage, rather that wait for more information from Intel.

Cheers

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AStew4
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Someone put this link on another thread:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/s18k0z http://www.sendspace.com/file/s18k0z

Seems to be the an October FW for Intel SSDs, but I have not yet tried it.

I too have a new blank x18-m G1.

Do you think it's safe to write this FW to a blank x18-m G1, given that other people have bricked their drives and Intel has withdrawn it?

AStew4
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I just saw the Intel announcement:

After the release of the 02HA firmware, we have been contacted by users with SSD issues after a firmware upgrade to 02HA. If users have downloaded 02HA firmware, Intel recommends they don't upgrade until further notice. Intel has a task team in place and is pursuing a resolution on this as a high priority.

I guess I will wait for now...

idata
Community Manager
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androo87,

If i'm not mistaken the new firmware that was pulled does not apply to GEN1 SSD. You have a generation 1, right?

AStew4
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I do have a Gen1 x-18m, yes. This review (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/04/20/review_update_storage_ssd_intel_x25_m/) appears to show the black (so Gen1?) Intel SSDs getting a boost from 8820.

Is that right? I am about to install my drive, and may risk the FW update on the clean drive rather than install Win7 several times.

AStew4
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Or is it just the Gen2's that have problems on FW upgrade?

idata
Community Manager
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Androo87,

Okay. They merged the 8820 firmware into the update tool for the gen 2s. I tried updating my gen1 with the new firmware and it said that it was already at 8820. The problems that people are experiencing are with the gen 2s w/TRIM, etc. The GEN1s don't benefit from TRIM if i'm not mistaken.

idata
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I have a x18 gen 1 with 8820 firmware and the lockup issues are happening also on other OSs than Windows 7.

idata
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Sonny,

How do you know yours is running the 8610 firmware? Is your x18 a DANE-ELEC one like mine and Wordsend's?

 

I managed to find an old update tool (I think it's for 8620 version), but it gave me an error saying it has Firmware 0956 (pre-production). I'm not sure if this is misreporting it or if it's really a pre-production drive.
idata
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Actually, I just opened mine up and now see that mine shows 8820 firmware on the sticker, but the update tool I ran said it has Pre-Production version 0956... so I'm wondering how accurate the stickers are.

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