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Hi, i doubt you will, you could try a low level format, otherwise i would suggest you contacting intel customer support.
Also what does the Intel toolbox say?
intel toolbox says "Error connecting to drive", but I think this has always been like that. The first time I tried to use the intel toolbox (an older version i think) it said something like "cannot detect SSD drive".
Which utility should I use for the low level format? Is there a tool of Intel's for doing that?
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are u using latest ssd toolbox version 1.3 to check?
there is a 3rd party software call hdat2 which is a harddisk repair utility , u might want to give it a try but i hv no guarantee if it can fix the issue here
Yes. Intel SSD Toolbox Version 1.3.0.000
Upadted Bios to A14. Can't use any of the tools.
The drive keeps working. I managed to write zeroes to the whole drive using data lifeguard utility and it didn't produce any error message... I don't know if that means the drive's OK and if so, why did it produce the original message? How can I check wheater it's OK or not? I need to no if it should be returned. attached is a screenshot of the toolbox. Thanks.
meant to write "need to know" not "need to no"... sorry
Do you have Sata as IDE or AHCI in BIOS?
btw the Windows 7 message appeared again. I think I will have no choice but to send that drive..
If anything, try it in another computer first..
I Have Answer For your Question,
Question: "Intel SSD X.25 M not detected on Intel board"
First I want To Clarify the Following Thing.
The RAID CARD You Use Has the Following Technology called
1."Storage Controller with SSD caching is built on the same Unified Serial® (SATA/SAS) architecture" ?
Unless your RAID CARD Has this Architecture it will not be Detected in the COMBINED SATA and SSD Drives State.
I Ask You To View The Following Website Link For The Proof
2.Then You want To use The SAME SIZE OF HARD DISK FOR THIS MIRRORING OR RAID OPERATION
3. Windows 7 ULTIMATE 32 / 64 Bit Operating System must be Used For RAID Operations.
4. If Your SSD is 2.5 inch then You Must use 3.5 Inch Converter if you use SATA Back Plane.
5. You Use Any SAA BACK PLANE ? It must be used For HOTSWAP Operations , But This is Optional Only.
Intel Manufactures The Product.
Product Code : AXX6DRV3GEXP
The Reason For Your Problem is
1. NOT USING Raid Card With Storage Controller with SSD caching is built on the same Unified Serial® (SATA/SAS) architecture
2. NOT USING SAME SIZE OF HARD DISK FOR THIS MIRRORING OR RAID OPERATIONS.
3. NOT USING Windows 7 ULTIMATE Version Operating System.
When You Solve These Two Things Surely Your SSD Will be Accepted By Windows 7 Operating System.
I am Very Sure Your SSD will work in this Solution. Because SSD uses Seperate Data Entry Algorithm.
Sorry, but I didn't understand the answer.
I'm not using RAID in that machine.
Have you tried clicking on Run Full Diagnostic Scan?
OK, Drive has been sent to Intel, they sent me a new one so I guess it was a hardware issue. Seems to work fine by now, yet I still can't use the SSD Toolbox on that machine (it says "Error connecting to drive") even though the BIOS is updated to A14 version.
If I enter command prompt as an administrator, going to C:\Windows\System32 then type:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
I get the following line:
DisableDeleteNotify = 0
Do I really need the SSD Toolbox in order to optimize the drive?