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Blogs Kingston won't provide firmware updates for recent SSDs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Deary deary me...
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Frimware?
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    The current Indilinx controller is great, but in SSD terms it's quite old now. When will we see a new, even better controller from Indilinx?
    I'd like to see an SSD that actually needs SATA 6gbps.
     
  5. Ross1

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    If you are going to buy an SSD, you might as well buy a good one, i really dont see the point of getting these cheap knock offs.
     
  6. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Then again, I remember Intel dropping support for first gen X-25M's which to my knowlegde wasn't exactly a ultra low-end budget model. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Just something to consider before diving headfirst into SSD world.
     
  7. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    That's true. Intel dropped the G1 as fast as it could. It's partly why recommend Indilinx: consistent, reliable support.
     
  8. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    i could recommend only the Indilinx based SSDs, (OCZ crucial or the other one that i cant remember, as they are on the first come first support list {partner} so they get updates quite fast, others can take months or maybe never)

    if intel had done what they should of done and made an firmware update for there G1 SSDs would of been an good buy, the Kingston hack is really not that hard

    Samsung are bit Quite when it comes to SSDs, at least they added TRIM support to there second gen SSDs as that would of got corsair really messed up and a lot more unhappy users then there are all ready (still need to fix the Write latency)

    Toshiba i think do make there own SSDs now (not JMicron or was it the New *Fixed* 612 that now has cache thats now used?)
     
  9. nitrous9200

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    Well, there's another brand to add to my do not buy list.
     
  10. GregTheRotter

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    shoulda got an intel drive for all those that got this :p
     
  11. mull

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    Pretty pathetic customer support on Kingston's part :/
     
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