You would`ve better success if you could format the SSD under Vista/win7 in any other computer. After that put it back in your computer and when you install your XP, DON`T format the SSD, just install it and carry on. Vista and Win7 can properly align the SSD, XP doesn`t support SSD.
Well after a long weekend of playing around with this I have discovered that I am able to install XP pro (32bit), Vista Ultimate (32-bit) but Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) will not install.
I am just going to return this drive and get a small raptor or something. The whole idea was to make life easy for me if I ever needed to re-install my OS.
These drives are obviously not ready for prime time.
Maybe next year...?
Don't be too quick to blame the drive. If it were me, veryfity the drive with a full diagnostic scan in the intel toolbox, HDDerase it, install vista, install win7 upgrade.