Similar to george, I didn't see what happened specifically. The "Found New Hardware" wizard popped up in the taskbar, said that the device had been successfully been installed, and Windows requested to restart.
Since then, the drive will not boot. In addition to that, I need to disconnect the SSD in order to even boot into my old Vista drive.
All you guys with commercial computers having problems, and me with my home-built computer having all go smoothly. The motherboard isn't likely to be a problem, but BIOS setting might be. I still don't knpw why you say it installed drivers when you don't know what drivers were installed. After the firmware update, my computer rebooted but I don't know why or what transpired. After you updated the firmware, did you reset the BIOS to AHCI before going to desktop?
@: My BIOS had never been set to AHCI - Even when I first connected the drive and installed Windows 7. (It had always been "Compatibility")
I have attempted to set it to AHCI, but it makes no difference. (I am also not running RAID)
2.1 RAID Platforms
The Firmware Update Tool does not support updating SSDs in systems using RAID.
For RAID systems only, use the following instructions:
1. Back up your data before performing the following steps
2. Perform setup as described in Section 3.1
3. Burn the ISO image to a CD-R
Note: The RAID must be disabled by using BIOS in order to update the drives.
Do not use the Intel Matrix Storage Manager or any other software
based RAID manager to disable the RAID option.
4. Using BIOS, turn off RAID by enabling ―Legacy‖ or ―Compatibility‖ mode, save
5. Run the Firmware Update Tool
6. Verify firmware update
7. Using BIOS, re-enable RAID for both drives, save and reboot
I don't recall any Found New Hardware wizard after the firmware update. You will not have the AHCI driver installed with Windows 7 installation if you didn't have BIOS set to AHCI--maybe that is the problem.
Not sure...I only enabled AHCI once after these issues began, and again disabled it after that attempt.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see...!
I followed the instructions for updating exactly as the Intel guide said too. I have a separate Raid 1 array on the same channel. I disabled that, updated the SSD firmware, re-enabled my raid array and booted. I got into Windows it told me I needed to reboot. I rebooted and now I have a black screen and a dead drive. Looks like RMA time for me.
Add me to the list of people who just completely lost their SSD after the firware update. I installed the update, I got the message that it was successful, started into Windows 7, there was some quick messages on the bottom left that popped up and then a message asking to restart/reboot. After 2-3 times of the same thing, i finally got a message 'Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter'. I tried everything from removing the power cord and SATA cable, then reinstalling to see if it would boot or get recognized but nothing worked.
By the way, other forums have several people reporting the same thing. SSDs are dead. My guess is by tomorrow or Wednesday there will be thousands having this issue and it may be reported on tv news. I hope there's a fix soon.
One of the drives I've updated has read errored out too. It was in an EVGA Classified build.
I updated it in another machine that has a G2 as well. That one has survived several reboots now and seems fine. Since both were flashed the same way, I'm ruling out the update causing it and think its some sort of compatibility issue.
I've got it packed up and ready to RMA in the morning, sigh.
My system got hosed too. Here are my specs:
Win 7 x64
160GB X25-M G2 boot drive
80GB X25-M G2 data drive
After the update, I rebooted into Win7 and Win7 told me it needed to restart as other posters have noted. I restarted and got a black screen with the title "Windows Boot Manager" and a message about windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device... and something about /Boot/BCD.
After trying several different things and finding this discussion, I booted from the Win7 installation DVD and selected to repair the computer, selecting to restore from a system image backup that I made right before updating the SSD firmware. And what do you know, the SSD booted fine after the restore. Win7 gave the message again about needing to restart. I restarted, fearing that it would fail upon starting again, but I was pleasantly surprised again as it booted without a problem, with both SSDs apparently working. I rebooted a couple more times just to be sure and no problems so far, so I'm crossing my fingers that everything will continue working.
excuse me because my english is very bad - I hope you understand what I mean: Which Driver did I have to use under WIN 7? At this time I am using the intel matrix storage manager - is this driver compatible whith the trim-feature?
if not - what is with this driver: "Intel Rapid Storage Technology v126.96.36.1997 WHQL"?
I hope you will help me...
Just an update for my situation. I got Windows 7 reinstalled (still hangs on boot with a SMART error, but I can bypass it). Downloaded the SSD toolkbox and clicked Check SMART attributes. I got a warning about attribute B8 (End to End Error Detection Count) Raw - 7381, Normalized - 1, Threshold -99. It says Contact your reseller or local Intel representative for assistance. So something definitely corrupted the drive during that initial reboot in Windows.