Wanted to give mainly as a heads up to reviewers to be careful if using BIOS passwords:
Intel has found a sighting that impacts users who set a BIOS drive password on the newly released 34nm NAND Flash based Solid State Drives. If a user has set a BIOS drive password on the 34nm SSD, then upon disabling or changing the BIOS drive password followed by powering off/on the computer, the SSD becomes inoperable. However, if the user has not set a BIOS drive password then there is no issue. This erratum does not apply to a computer, network or operating system password.
The root cause has been identified and new fix is under validation. We are expecting to post an end user firmware update to fix this erratum in the next two weeks.
If you have enabled your BIOS drive password, do not disable or change your BIOS drive password. If you have not enabled your BIOS drive password, do not enable a BIOS drive password and visit http://www.intel.com/support/9089.html to update firmware when available.
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