Intel Pulls Back New Shipments of X-25M and X-18M SSDs Due to Data Corruption BugS

Intel halted shipments of their fancy new 34nm, X-25M and X-18M SSDs to retailers because a data corruption bug occurs when you set a BIOS password, then try to alter that password in any way.

According to ComputerWorld, when you change the password, then reboot, the drive becomes inoperable and you can't access your data. Intel is holding shipments until they can issue a firmware update, and get the hardware back on track—which they expect to happen in the next couple of weeks. [ComputerWorld via Slashdot]