I've just purchased Intel SSD 530 (120Gb). Like the title says, I can't install windows 7/8 on this SSD. I have tried to install it in both IDE and AHCI.
Windows installation just won't see my drive. I have tried on 2 mobos, a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 and a AsRock 970 Extreme3. Both mobos have the latest firmware, the ssd has the latest firmware. Also I have another 2 SSDs that work just fine. I can see the SSD in BIOS, but not in the windows installation.
I can see the SSD in windows, I can copy files on it. It shows that everything is fine in SMART.
I'm not a PC beginner. I like to belive that I'm a pro when it comes to PCs so please don't treat me like a kid .error failure firmware
Perhaps loading the (F6) SATA controller driver during Windows* installation may help. Otherwise, I would suggest testing the drive in a system with Intel® Chipset if possible.
What compatibility issue ? It's not like i'm puting an intel cpu on an amd motherboard. It's a storage device. Even my tv (a very old tv) and my car stereo recognizes my kingston ssd as a simple storage device.
By the way. I've managed to find myself a notebook with an intel chipset and put the intel 530 ssd in it to try and install windows. I get the same thing.
I'm guessing it's a firmware problem.
There is a firmware update for the 530 that fixes most if not all 530 detection issues. It can be applied via the SSD Toolbox, or the Intel Firmware Update tool. Either can be downloaded from here: