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 523 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 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 a ssd into a hp xw6200 workstation - Forum Machine won't boot with new RAM(older machine) - 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 SolvedAre SSD drives interchangable between SATA and newer versions (SATA3 now available)? I have older A8N-LA Mobo. Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade a 670 GTX, need some advice concerning older components and how they might work with a new GPU. Forum SolvedConcerned about older CPU and new GPU Forum SolvedSSD for workstation Forum Can a SSD boot drive cause problems with an older PC? Forum SolvedOlder SSD almost dead Forum SolvedNew Computer Workstation - Need Advice! Forum SolvedUsing older hardware for new build? Forum SolvedBuilding a new budget workstation PC Forum SolvedGPU talk looking at new gpu for older system Forum SolvedLooking For A New Gaming/Workstation Build Forum SolvedIntegrating new bookmarks with older bookmarks Forum SolvedSSD into older laptop? Forum SolvedOlder RWDVD won't connect to new Motherboard Forum Upgrading older iMac to a SSD drive. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !