It seems that Intel just can’t get it right when it comes to SSD firmware updates. First they introduced a subsector remap algorithm on the G1 which increased performance but this was shown to cause fragmentation and performance loss over time. This was fixed with a firmware update but a new G2 appeared with more improvements and a lockout issue involving BIOS passwords. This latest issue bricks G2 units that have been upgraded to the the newest firmware … this doesn’t bode well for confidence in SSDs. I’m sure it will get sorted out over time but Intel isn’t doing anyone any favours.