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New SSD, older workstation?

I have an older HP dx2300 workstation (http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12668_div/12668_div.HTML#System Details) that I have been using for a media server. The other day the system drive went on it and so I thought it would be a great opportunity to try upgrading to an SSD.

I found a good deal on an Intel SSD 320 Series 80 GB drive (I didn't realize that it was a 2.5" drive until I received it but I would be surprised if that mattered).

When I plugged it in the BIOS only reported 8 Mb. There is obviously some kind of incompatibility here.

Are there any SSDs that will work with this IO controller? How do I know what will and won't work?

Thanks in advance
Josh
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    Rupe120 said:
    When I plugged it in the BIOS only reported 8 Mb. There is obviously some kind of incompatibility here.


    That is a known bug that affects that model. You need to update the firmware on the dive to the latest version to fix the problem.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ssd-320-firmware-fix-for-8mb-bug/
  2. Dereck47 said:
    That is a known bug that affects that model. You need to update the firmware on the dive to the latest version to fix the problem.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ssd-320-firmware-fix-for-8mb-bug/



    Sweet! Thanks! I'll let you know if it works. I did try to do some searching to resolve the issue, but I don't think I searched on the correlation with 8meg in particular
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  4. Dereck47 said:
    That is a known bug that affects that model. You need to update the firmware on the dive to the latest version to fix the problem.

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-ssd-320-firmware-fix-for-8mb-bug/


    I'm sure this would have worked but the SMART functionality was also faulty so it wouldn't take the fix. Thanks for the info though.
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