A while back, we reviewed Intel's 750 Series PCIe SSD and came away impressed by its performance. For some inexplicable reason, booting an OS off one of these drives is pretty darn slow—at least, until today.
Intel has released a firmware update for the 750 Series drives that should help alleviate the lengthy boot time issue.
Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).2.
Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
One key to the power efficiency of Silicon Motion's SATA SSD controllers is their use of an optimized single core ARC processor (via Synopsys), but in order to meet the SM2260's performance target, Silicon Motion has finally switched to a dual core ARM processor.
The controller chip used on the SSD 600p has some customizations specifically for Intel and bears both Intel and SMI logos.
I have the same one and I wanted to update, but it's already the latest firmware.By comparison, The Intel SSD 600p is our first chance to test Silicon Motion's SM2260 controller, their first PCIe SSD controller.Silicon Motion's SATA SSD controllers have built a great reputation for being affordable, low power and providing good mainstream performance.The best way to find that out is by going to the tab and the name of the SSD maker will be revealed.Once you know who’s made the SSD running on your PC, it’s easier to sort things out.