All SandForce SSDs have the AES 256 encryption issue. It won't be fixed until this fall.
Yes. 256-bit encryption doesn't work. 128-bit encryption does. There is good news here though, as it looks like Intel will refund the purchase price in full if you don't like how that 520 SSD series cookie crumbled...
Intel stands behind its products and is committed to product quality, and is working to bring AES 256-bit encryption to future products. If, however, our customers are not satisfied with the 128-bit encryption in an Intel 520 Series SSD purchased before July 1, 2012, they can contact Intel customer support prior to October 1, 2012 to return their product and Intel is offering to provide a full refund of the purchase price. For further information or questions about this specification change, consumers should contact
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