5 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 2:05 AM by Flying_Kiwi RSS

Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD

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Got an Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 motherboard with the Atom CPU. All good with a mechanical SATA hard drive. Tried adding a Kingston SATA SSD, 64 gig. Have flashed the drive to Kingston's latest firmware. The drive will not work in this motherboard, it will work fine in a laptop.

Tried the bios settings for the hard drive IDE legacy etc, no good.

 

Any ideas out there?

  • 1. Re: Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    Does it even show up in the BIOS? If not and you already have the latest drive firmware what about updating to the latest motherboard BIOS (if thats not already installed)? Failing that you could try contacting Kingston to see what they have to say. They may have drive utility software that you can run on it to increase its compatibility - I'm not familiar with SSDs but some mechanical HDD manufacturers provide such software (particularly to make new drives work with older boards).

  • 2. Re: Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD
    Quinco Community Member
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    Shows up correctly in BIOS, BIOS is latest, Kingston says "Talk to Intel"..

     

     

    Now the error code is 05 on the splash screen, pressing F2 does not get into BIOS any more, this occured after changing the BIOS setting to disable SATA under advance, drive.

     

    Tried tremoving the BIOS jumper and using a USB thumb drive with .bio file to recover BIOS, still no go. Before at least the mechanical HD worked, now nothing..  Looking for answers, while I am typing this the battery is out of the mother board. Hope it comes good..

  • 3. Re: Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    Quinco wrote:

     

    Shows up correctly in BIOS, BIOS is latest, Kingston says "Talk to Intel"..

    The problem is that with a board of this age the chances are very slim anything will be done as far as a BIOS update etc. I'm thinking if the SSD showed up correctly in the motherboards BIOS though, it's possibly not a BIOS problem but perhaps associated with either data on the SSD or the format its using - hence why I asked if there was any utility software available from the manufacturer. Have a read of the motherboard manual re the recovery jumper and what its all about. I suggest until you get the board working again, you stick to just regular HDDs.

  • 4. Re: Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD
    Quinco Community Member
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    Thanks for the info, got it working again, given up on the SSD, will stay with the mechanical drive till I update the MB..

  • 5. Re: Intel® Desktop Board D945GCLF2 - Kingston SSD
    Flying_Kiwi Community Member
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    Glad you've resurected it.

     

    That's a wise move to stay with the traditional HDD for this board and I suspect even if you had got it to work, an SSD wouldn't have made much difference in perfomance for this board anyway. Other aspects would have been more significant bottlenecks (such as graphics perfomance and processing power).

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