jacken2 Posted October 28, 2010 Share Posted October 28, 2010 Still no firmware updates to fix the many problems people are having with their Sandforce-based SSDs. From failures to be detected on boot to BSODs, seems like the drives have some serious issues. The BSODs are easy to pinpoint - Windows' driver stack and drivers have piss poor error handling and recovery. This is why you aren't hearing Linux users complain about kernel panics. The real problem is that Corsair still is trying to rationalize the problem and say "only a small number of people are experiencing issues." Well its a growing problem... Just look at how many active users are on the SSD forum compared to all the others. Its been 40+ each night I've checked... thats pretty high at any given time. Sure, some firmware update is a coming -- sometime. Of course we won't be told any of the many changes that went into that firmware update. Its a little black box with no changelog to most users. Obviously there is a communication problem between the poor guys who deal with support and the fw dev team and qa engineers, because I've seen posts like "please post your system specs" and "please let us know what motherboard you have". This isn't an external timing issue. It isn't an external (SATA) bus arbitration issue. And it isn't a cable issue. I've also seen recommendations that people place their BIOS into IDE emulation mode. This is freaken silly. So you want a bunch of SMIs to fire off to handle simulating an IDE controller with no queueing support? Wow thats silly. Please just give us users a little more respect. Just fix the issue... whether its an internal fw or hw defect -- then either RMA the drives with fixed ones or release a fw update. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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