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This is great news and a GREAT deal. Let me know if you have any questions, although be forewarned that I will not answer questions about unreleased products. 120GB, Awwwwww Yeah!
-Scott, Intel Corporation
Thanks for answering Scott.
I have another question, if you don't mind.
You wrote "as of today". Looking at the box now, I see 'Pack Date: 10/28/10'.
Does this mean it won't have the current firmware version?
If you bought a 120 GB drive, you definitely, certainly, absolutely have the most current firmware (as of this post). The only reason I make the qualification at the end is because I don't want someone to read this post months and months down the road and get angry that there's been a new firmware release. But as of today, you're golden. Hope that helps.
Nick, the new firmware has existed for a long time (relative to the existence of the Intel SSD) and has been used in SSDs made by Intel for likely at least a year now. My oldest Intel SSD is early 2010 production, and it has that firmware. Yours is a new model, so not an issue.