"We have been waiting on Intel’s firmware update for a few weeks now. At the same time we knew Kingston would have their first consumer solid state drive built with Intel technology on the way to us. Little did we know that the two would arrive within days of each other.
If you missed the news reports, Intel launched an updated firmware for their X25-M Series of solid state drives. The new firmware is supposed to address issues found when specific data patterns are used in benchmarks. At the same time Intel used the opportunity to rework their algorithms for a little more oomph, not that the X25-M really needed anymore."