Well I read it, and I agree that something should be done. I think the main reason that people are so peeved doesn't really have anything to do with how much these things cost, or how the data is lost etc... it's just that there has been no communication. Why? It doesn't make sense! Even if someone from intel came on here and tried to reassure faithful customers that a Intel does care about the situation, and that they're working on it, and maybe throw us a bone with an update on the status of the fix, then the level of animus here would be much less. I wonder who is working in their PR department for SSDs... I bet they'll be looking for a new job soon. Possibly an education, as well.
Well, you can continue to wait for that (reassurance, an update, etc) to happen. I already gave up and sent my drives back. I hope that replacements will arrive soon. Because even if Intel manages to release an updated firmware soon, it is nowhere near certain that the lost data can be recovered, or that damaged blocks can be repaired, by it. And every damaged block results in decreased lifespan of the drive. thats why i am rather on the safe side, getting new drives. it might take longer, but i will also be able to use the new SSDs for a longer time.
Edit: I now see the update. Right on
Yeah, I cross-shipped my drive on the day it happened and got a replacement 2 days later, so I'm not worried about that. But still, an ETA on the new firmware would be nice.