The readme also states:
"2. "Drive not recognized" in AHCI SATA mode
ISSUE: Some platform BIOS implementations of SATA port settings
are not compatible with the update program's process for
locating the SSD within the system in AHCI mode.
For best compatibility, configure the BIOS SATA port mode to
The "Legacy" or "Compatibility" mode to perform the firmware upgrade"
The above is only if you have an issue using AHCI mode.
Here is the exact passage from the ReadMe (it is such a long readme that is is certaintly easy to miss):
BIOS STORAGE CONFIGURATION
This tool will only function correctly with the BIOS SATA ports
configured to "Legacy" / "Compatibility" mode, or "AHCI" mode.
Some BIOS configurations support SATA port modes such as "IRRT",
"RAID", and "Native + IDE" mode, which are not supported by this
It says "Intel SSD is not properly attached or disabled”
I have a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P motherboard with the latest BIOS.
My BIOS SATA port mode was set both to IDE and to AHCI SATA without any success.
Why is this happening, and what can I do?
I have an Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD.
Hi, I tried the new Intel firmware updater.
I followed all the instructions, SATA set to AHCI and ran the updater.
It's stuck at "Scanning the system for Intel SSDs" for 30 minutes.
Anything I'm doing wrong? or should I wait longer?
I don't think it should take that long to recognize the SSD in my system.
I found somewhere in the README about incompatibility with NVIDIA chipset based system.
"The firmware update tool may not recognize Intel 50nm SSDs with
8610 FW when used on some Nvidia chipset based systems
including the Nvidia based Mac systems."
But, I'm quite sure the one I have is X25-m 34nm and doesn't apply to this issue.
I also had the "Error reading from drive A: Dos area : General Failure Abort ignore retry fail" Error .. after awhile i just rebooted the machine anyway and when it got to Windows 7 .. it said that the update was applied and asked me to reboot .. when i did i checked the BIOS version and it did in fact update .. SO you should check because i bet your Firmware updated as well
Native + IDE is not supported by this firmware update as I posted you earlier. The only setting I see that would work is AHCI since you don't have legacy or compatibility mode. I don't know your board, but I have an option on my board to use Legacy mode. I have a Gigabyte board and love it. Do you have an NVIDIA board?