Solved New SSD, older workstation? Tags: SSD Workstations Storage Last response: July 27, 2012 6:45 PM in Storage Share Rupe120 July 17, 2012 10:58:41 PM 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 More about : ssd older workstation Best solution Dereck47 a c 544 G Storage July 17, 2012 11:38:56 PM 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-f... Share Rupe120 July 18, 2012 12:09:55 AM 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-f... 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 m 0 l Related resources Looking for advice on a new SSD for workstation - Forum New SSD and HDD + older HDD - Forum New SSD on an older Mobo? - Forum Larger faster new ssd vs 3 raid 0 older ssds - Forum Installing SSD on an older pc. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rupe120 July 27, 2012 6:42:57 PM Best answer selected by Rupe120. m 0 l Rupe120 July 27, 2012 6:45:41 PM 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-f... 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedShould I Get This New Laptop Instead of My Older One? Or Is My Older One Still Better? Forum Solvedolder intel quad vs new intel dual core Forum SolvedNew r9 270 with an older display? Forum SolvedAre SSD drives interchangable between SATA and newer versions (SATA3 now available)? I have older A8N-LA Mobo. Forum Solvedinstalling a ssd into a hp xw6200 workstation Forum SolvedHow to configure new combo/modem router to older Linksys router. Forum SolvedMachine won't boot with new RAM(older machine) Forum SolvedOlder SSD almost dead Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade a 670 GTX, need some advice concerning older components and how they might work with a new GPU. Forum SolvedSSD for workstation Forum SolvedReplacing old windows 7 workstation with brand new workstation with fresh windows 7 install Forum SolvedConcerned about older CPU and new GPU Forum SolvedIs a new GPU with an older or slower CPU worth it? and other conundrums Forum SolvedNeed a new gpu for a workstation Forum SolvedLooking for a new videocard on an older computer setup for 4k video editing and After Effects Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !