Odd, as my PC works apart from the occassional freeze for 30 seconds. However when I run V2.02 of the tool box I get 'Read Scan' Failed.
Can I fix this?
The BIOS option has nothing to do with the Intel SSD Toolbox tool's capability. The BIOS option when enabled issues an ATA command to the drive whch returns the overall SMART health status during system boot (prior to the OS loading). If the overall health check is failing, the system will pause/stall and inform you of such. That's all the BIOS option does.
If Check SMART Attributes is greyed out, something else is going on with your drive that is extremely unpleasant. Can you please download and install HD Tune Pro (trial version is fine) and provide a screen shot of the Health tab for your drive? Thanks.
Looks like I found where the problem is. I put the SSD on another PC and had no issues using a USB-SATA adapter. I put the SSD back in it's original PC but on a different SATA port (SATA II) to the original SATA III port and all is accessible. I'll leave to run for a while and see if I get any freezes, otherwise it could be a new motherboard required with a better chip than a Marvell 9128.
And yet another victim of the Marvell 9128... or I should say it's driver software. The problems and complaints about that interface are endless, they are everywhere. That is on any and all mother boards that use it BTW.
One thing you can try is change it's driver to the standard Windows AHCI driver, msahci. It's very easy to do, you can change it back easily, and it does work much better according to many users. I've tried it myself, and it works fine. You'll loose RAID on that chip if you do, if that matters to you.