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Great guide Enterprise. I am surprised how fast it went from Telnet figuring it out to having an entire guide for everyone to use.

Granted I was thinking of buying the Kingston SSD but I was also pissed at Intel for shafing the consumers so I hesitated. However, every time it went out sale it would go OOS before I could get my hands on one so it was a strange coincident that I couldn't get my hands on one yet.

Now with all this fixed I might have to go hunting for one of these bad boys.

P.S. - Telnet you gotta get your booty over in this thread so we can all give you your much-deserved rep
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I am a little stumped. All I could recommend is using a different method and seeing if you have any better luck ?
Maybe there's something I'm doing wrong, but I can't think what.

I'll try the USB boot version when I get my USB drive back from the friend I lent it to.

Thanks for the help anyway and to Telnet for his hard work. I will get this working by hook or by crook!
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Great guide Enterprise. I am surprised how fast it went from Telnet figuring it out to having an entire guide for everyone to use.

Granted I was thinking of buying the Kingston SSD but I was also pissed at Intel for shafing the consumers so I hesitated. However, every time it went out sale it would go OOS before I could get my hands on one so it was a strange coincident that I couldn't get my hands on one yet.

Now with all this fixed I might have to go hunting for one of these bad boys.

P.S. - Telnet you gotta get your booty over in this thread so we can all give you your much-deserved rep
Well my view on it was, the sooner the guide was up, the better! Many owners of this drive got shafted.

I really would look into getting one of these drives. Fantastic performers..Due to the Intel hardware and now we have TRIM thanks to Telnet.

These drives are relatively cheap too

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Maybe there's something I'm doing wrong, but I can't think what.

I'll try the USB boot version when I get my USB drive back from the friend I lent it to.

Thanks for the help anyway and to Telnet for his hard work. I will get this working by hook or by crook!
All I can recommend is you go through the guide again step by step and perhaps even reset your CMOS and give it another go. We will get this working for you somehow.

Yeah give the USB version a try. While I cannot see it making much difference...why not give it a go. Remember to use the attached ISSDFUT update utility.
post #24 of 285
Telnet, YOU DA MAN!!!

ENTERPRISE, thanks a lot for the guide... very helpful!!!

I did this last night and couldn't get the updater to identify my SSD when using the 2nd method (CD/DVD ISO image), so after much fighting, I finally managed to get a working bootable USB flashdrive and things went much more smoother from that point. Got both of my drives to update and couldn't be happier now !

Again, thanks a lot guys... you rock!!!
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Even though I think this fix to update the drives w/TRIM support is just awesome (and the guy behind it deserves a ton of credit), those of you who're looking to purchase the drive now might wanna evaluate your options... Maybe I haven't looked hard enough but everywhere I've seen it the 40GB Kingston SSDNow V whatever is selling for $110-130... Intel's own 40GB X25-V is already selling for $120, what's the point of getting the Kingston drive if Intel's already support TRIM?

If you can get a good deal on it tho then by all means... Those who were lucky enough to buy it for $85 after rebate (during the brief period where it was available at Newegg in November) really lucked out tho. OCZ's 30GB Vertex (which supports TRIM and boasts faster sequential writes, albeit slightly slower random read/writes) has also been available for $95 AR (and it's $99 at MicroCenter right now I believe).
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Method 3 worked without any probs.
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Telnet, YOU DA MAN!!!

ENTERPRISE, thanks a lot for the guide... very helpful!!!

I did this last night and couldn't get the updater to identify my SSD when using the 2nd method (CD/DVD ISO image), so after much fighting, I finally managed to get a working bootable USB flashdrive and things went much more smoother from that point. Got both of my drives to update and couldn't be happier now !

Again, thanks a lot guys... you rock!!!
Any time mate. Hmmm that's interesting that the ISO image did not work for you but the USB method did. Well whatever works I guess. Some seem to be ok with the ISO image while others are not. Only thing I can think of is the type of disk used is the factor as the ISO will not have changed. Hmmm

At least you got it working

Now where is Telnet for his cheers of gratitude lol

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Even though I think this fix to update the drives w/TRIM support is just awesome (and the guy behind it deserves a ton of credit), those of you who're looking to purchase the drive now might wanna evaluate your options... Maybe I haven't looked hard enough but everywhere I've seen it the 40GB Kingston SSDNow V whatever is selling for $110-130... Intel's own 40GB X25-V is already selling for $120, what's the point of getting the Kingston drive if Intel's already support TRIM?

If you can get a good deal on it tho then by all means... Those who were lucky enough to buy it for $85 after rebate (during the brief period where it was available at Newegg in November) really lucked out tho. OCZ's 30GB Vertex (which supports TRIM and boasts faster sequential writes, albeit slightly slower random read/writes) has also been available for $95 AR (and it's $99 at MicroCenter right now I believe).
Well this guide is more for those who already purchased the Kingston drives, or perhaps people who decide to get it in the future if they get a good deal. I have seen these drives going for cheap because of EOL and because they do not feature TRIM on release.

It would indeed make more sense to get the Intel Drive if you can get it for cheaper. I would not however for moral reasons. Intel was rather naughty for suddenly turning around and saying they would no longer support Kingston, even though the Kingston 40GB drives had all Intel components lol.

Owel no need to moan now that there is a fix

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Method 3 worked without any probs.
Awesome. I am glad to see the ISO for the majority seems to be working.
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Sadly it seems Intel have the last laugh - issdfut.exe doesn't detect my SSD (yes, I did change SATA to IDE in BIOS).
You could try the update in AHCI mode, the updater should support that too, some AHCI implementations just are not compatible with the update program's process for locating the SSD in AHCI mode and so Intel's workaround for this is to configure SATA port mode to "Legacy" or "Compatibility". AHCI itself is supported, it just doesn't always work.
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You could try the update in AHCI mode
I'll try that and let you know how it goes.

Good job sir, Kingston should give you free products for life!
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@telnet BRAVO!!! I do not have this drive but got to give credit when its due.

@ ENTERPRISE very nice and thorough guide after reading it. Beneficial to any owner of who bought the drive. Im sure as more firmware from intel comes out you guys will be in the forefront with a modified update.
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