I ran the Full Diagnostic Scan and the SSD checks out fine.
However, when I ran the SSD Optimizer, it turned blue to red and status indicates the process has failed.
I am on Toolbox version 1.3.0.000
Windows XP any verison (except XP 64 bit), has a known problem SSD drives, SD cards in NTFS file format. Thats why you can not format an SD Card to NTFS in XP. ONLY FAT 32
I format my stuff on a Vista or 7 system then use it in XP.
I'm guessing this is one way Microsoft's is making us buy a new OS. (lol)
Unless we all complain!!!!!! Microsoft won't make a hot fix
i haven't had any problems at all. this is on quite a variety of ssd's, not just intels.
you claimed that there was a 'known issue' specifically with xp pro sp3 formatting ssd's to ntfs, but you did not explain in detail what that was, or provide links.
Before I purchased the X25 M 160 gigs I did a little research on price and tech data, and I came across a few blogs and forums where pepole are having problems with XP and any SSDs I did not make a case out of this just wanted to share my findings. I am sure you can google it.
When my X25-M comes from Newegg I'll give feed back on my experience in a few weeks.
yes, i did google it, and found nothing indicating that xp pro has a 'known issue' with formatting ssd's to ntfs. i do find that many users don't really know what they're doing and wrongly blame the ssd when the real cause of the problem is themselves or platform/bios compatibility issues. this isn't to say that ssd's are immune to data corruption or failure (and in that respect you should treat them as you would any storage device, i.e. they can fail at any time, so back up any important data).
I couldn't agree more with you! Many people do not use their computers properly and always blame it on everything but them selves.
That's why I'll wait till I play with it on my own.
I think I did find most of the issuse on Dell's Support forums for the Minis.