This thread should have been updated. It was a batch of the initial drives at release that were crummy and Intel agreed to replace each and any of these models with "fixed" run. These then had firmware issue that locked them up when you enabled security, and was cured in about a week. Intel ALSO fully supported replacements if needed as well.
It's teething issues ALL SSD manufactures have gone through, not just Intel.
why'd you buy an X25M in the first place might I ask? Therein lies the first problem, have you been reading any of MaxPC's SSD reviews by any chance?
MPC is not infallible. Their review of the P128 and Torqx doesn't remotely correspond to what I seen in-house, or what any other website at the time were reporting. There's specific ways of testing SSD's and can't be reviewed like you do spindle drives. They just should be taken with a grain of salt.
If reviewed again today, I bet ya the Intel M's would get a different verdict. A follow up, kinda like Anand continues to do as SSD's progress would be nice now and then. One 500-word article isn't always a rue look at a piece of hardware. Especially if it was just 2M writes that brought the entire X-25M down...
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdo ... i=3667&p=6