Very interested to hear if this gets fixed as I have the same drive and the same problem.
I’m sorry for the trouble you are experiencing.
Not all issues posted to this community receive the prompt peer support that you might need. In lieu of waiting for assistance, I would like to suggest you contact Intel Customer Support for additional troubleshooting assistance.
No worries Jim. I fixed the problem by replacing the Intel drive with a competitors one.
Windows 8 is purring along nicely.