Only problem is that they usually fail when we least expect it regardless how many times we test them.
Before my 8M problem I stress tested 6 x 320 series x 160G and all seemed to to be doing wonderfully...until freeze ups came along with the dreaded 8m issue which happens even as I type this post.
At least one can say there is a difference after the firmware update.
Before the update 20% failed the test desiderius is performing, after the update 0% failed (until now).
Did you have the 8MB error after you updated to the latest firmware?
How important is it to disconnect & reconnect SSD after the firmware update?
OCZ technician's posts in their forum indicate that Sandforce drives must be disconnected for full 30 seconds after firmware update in order to let the system see the new acpi table. Yeah, I know OCZ's SSDs have very little to do with intel's, but I wonder if intel's controllers have similar requirement, so the firmware update didn't 'take' for some users who rebooted immediately after the update?
Exactly my thoughts!
Maybe it was my "fault", I was waiting only for a few seconds and rebooted then... On my first bsod -> 8mb. I did 15-20 hard shutdowns now, trying to reproduce the 8MB error with no "luck".
Maybe Intel can clarify this, how important it is to wait longer or even plug on/off the ssd after flashing the firmware.
I just saw revision 1.92 of the Firmware Update Tools has been released yesterday:
It seems it addresses problems in updating the SSD firmware on Apple and Lenovo systems, while not providing any new change in the firmware.