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Written by Madshrimps   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009

Intel X25-M G2 34nm Firmware 2CV102HD Quick Test

Intel recently released a new firmware for the second generation X25 SSDs. We flash one 160Gb SSDSA2M160G2GC to the new firmware to see what has changed. Those keeping track of the SSD evolution know that Intel's SSD product have set a high standard for others to follow and try to keep up with. Their X25-M series features 10 controllers and has ruled the performance charts for everything but sequential read/write operations.

Intel released a new firmware for their second generation X25 drives (found in shops with "G2" in the product name), these drives feature smaller 34nm memory modules, which allowed Intel to fit more of them into a small package at a better price point. The entry level X25-M G2 is now 80Gb in size. Doing a firmware flash on this drive will allow TRIM support in Windows 7.

The higher end Intel SSDSA2M160G2GC 160Gb drive or X25-M G2 160Gb can also be flashed from the older "2CV102G9" firmware to the new version "2CV102HD". Next to adding TRIM support, the firmware boosts the write speed on the 160gb drive. By how much? Madshrimps


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