As originally posted by William George of Puget Systems in 2nd Generation X25-m Does Not Play Well With BIOS Passwords
In essence, Intel decided to recall the product due to a small group of persons who employ BIOS passwords and may change them. what this means is that we will have to wait just a bit longer for the new x25-m to come to fruition, but if Intel operates to fix errors quickly, then the final product should be nothing short of stellar
"There is a defect in the units which causes data corruption if - and only if - a password is set on the drive in the system BIOS… and then changed or disabled later. Initially we were told this might require a complete reworking of the drives, and that those we had gotten in were effectively unusable, but Intel was able to work out a firmware fix for the problem. That won’t be available immediately, but should be showing up in about two weeks."