Let's hope the Intel 510 SSDs have a better launch debut than the X25-M G2s did. That was painful.
Are you referring to the TRIM firmware update failure? I know that was rough for the early adopters but since I wasn't directly affected I remember the X25-M G2 as the most reliable SSD ever. Feel free to refresh my memory if I'm looking at it with rose colored glasses.
Yes, first there was a delay by a few weeks in the initial roll-out date of the G2. Then when it had been out for only a week or so and the early adopters discovered the firmware update was bricking their drives there was a 'stop shipment' placed on the whole distribution chain. Intel had to recall their entire first batch and rework the firmware. This lasted for over a month. I remember, because I was having a system built for me at the time, and was counting on and waiting impatiently for the G2, frantically checking NCIX every day.
IIRC, the firmware bug only affected password protection resets (or something like that). Lots of tech blogs weren't impressed by the way the whole launch went down. But they did like the final result...and so did I. It's a great drive.