I'm having the same issue : SSD 320 series / 40GB
It's intended as a storage in an embedded linux system / machine controller.
I tried the following :
First with EXT3 partitions on the drive (although I don't see the relevance of which partitions would be on the drive)
1/ attach with USB-SATA bridge to regular PC, booting from CD the Firmware Upgrade Tool but SSD isn't visible.
2/ attach directly with SATA to the motherboard of desktop PC, booting from CD the Firmware Upgrade Tool but SSD isn't visible.
3/ attach with USB-SATA bridge to regular PC, booting WinXP and SSD Toolbox : the toolbox doesnt' see the drive, although Windows storage manager sees the drives and the partitions
Then I reformatted into FAT, thinking that the FreeDos tool would like FAT as well as SSD Toolbox,
4/ attach with USB-SATA bridge to laptop, SSD drive mounts in WinXP, but Toolbox doesn't see the drive...
Anybody have any suggestions left??
Anyone an idea?
Please consider the following;
- - For 1/: Firmware update via USB to SATA adapters is not supported, the tool will not see the drive in this case
- - For 2/: When attaching to the motherboard, ensure you are attaching to port 0 or port 1. Then if FW update does not work, change the port to IDE or
- compatibility mode
- - For 3/: See answer to 1/ above
- - For 4/: Intel SSD Toolbox does not support USB to SATA adapters either
Basically, hook it up to the motherboard's native SATA controller in IDE/Compatibility Mode.
Hi, has anyone figured this out? I'm having the same problem and my drive IS in IDE mode.