5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2015 9:44 AM by jonathan_intel

    Help solid state cant be accesed

    Superkuif

      Hey, i just installed a intel SSD 730 240GB. It doesnt show up in my computer so i looked at disk Management all i can find here is the SSD (E:) When i right click open it says it might be damaged or not formatted. When i right click format its says it can be formated because its secured against writing.


      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Help solid state cant be accesed
          jonathan_intel

          Try connecting the drive to a different port. Or, attempt to initialize it using another computer.

           

          If the issue persists, provide some additional information:

          - What type of connection do you use (SATA or USB)?

          - Is this a brand new drive?

          - Did you set a SATA password on the SSD?

          - Was the drive encrypted with a 3rd party tool?

          - Where are you getting this message? Provide a picture if possible.

          • 2. Re: Help solid state cant be accesed
            Superkuif

            -Using SATA

            -Yes never used before

            -All i did was plug it in my pc with both the SATA and power supply cable then booted it and downloaded intel software.

            -I didnt encrypt it like i said before just installed it and looked it up

            -In the Disk manager when trying to format or open the SSD.

            • 3. Re: Help solid state cant be accesed
              jonathan_intel

              Hello Superkuif,

               

              It may be that the Disk is set to ReadOnly and this is preventing you from formatting the drive. Please do the following:

               

              On the Cmd prompt launch "diskpart.exe"

               

              Run the following commands on the diskpart prompt

               

              LIST DISK

               

              This will list all the disks in your system.

              Note down the number of your new SSD, then do the following

               

              SELECT DISK x

               

              Where X is the number of your Intel® SSD 730, then do the following

               

              DETAIL DISK

               

              This will list all the details of the selected disk.

              Check if the ReadOnly flag is set to Yes.

              Then execute the following command

               

              ATTR DISK CLEAR READONLY

               

              This should clear the flag on the disk, please try to initialize the SSD again.

               

              If the issue persists, we may have a readonly flag on an existing volume, run the same command, but now on the volume:

               

              LIST VOLUME 

              SELECT VOLUME x 

              DETAIL VOLUME 

              ATTR VOLUME CLEAR READONLY

              • 4. Re: Help solid state cant be accesed
                Superkuif

                Thanks it finnaly worked! I was looking on the SSD case aswel if there was a little lock switch. Now i can finnally use it!

                • 5. Re: Help solid state cant be accesed
                  jonathan_intel

                  Thanks for the update. We are glad to know the drive is working normally now.