Originally Posted by Duffy Moon
Yeah - the iso boots fine for me. Sadly still not detecting the SSD in ACHI.
I haven't tried the USB boot yet but am wondering if my problem is due to my SSD being controlled by a Gigabyte SATA2.
My ICH9Rs are occupied by hard drives in RAID arrays and I was hoping I wouldn't have to disconnect them all (bit cramped in my case!) but I might try swapping the Kingston to an ICH9R.
Try switching to another controller but also please try using IDE mode for your SATA and give it another shot.
Originally Posted by cjph
I have followed this thread and took the plunge this evening. I got my Kingston firmware set to the Intel one using the iSSDFUT as per the instructions here, but the drive was not seen in the HDAT2 list, so I could not reset trim.
As I am using XP32, I wondered if TRIM would only be activated in W7 or other OS and whether I could still use Optimizer, so I edited the Intel SSD Toolbox software as shown and it does now offer the previously grayed out options, but still recognises the drive as a Kingston so will not allow the Optimzer to run.
Does anyone know where I am going wrong ? My disks have always been set to legacy mode, so could AHCI be the answer ? (my impression is something in the drive is still flagging it as Kingston).
Many thanks for any help - new to the forum though have followed the site for some time.
The Intel Optimizer will not work until the Intel firmware flashed on the Kingston is reset back to default using HDAT2 from my understanding.
AHCI is another option you can try. Its not that you must not use AHCI but there are times depending on the SATA controller where only IDE mode will work.
Try IDE mode and go back into HDAT2
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