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GPres2
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Need driver for 40GB SSD for install of Win XP Home. XP doesn't see the SSD.

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I'm not entirely sure which exact model this drive is. The device manager says, "Intel SS DSA2CT040G3 SCSI Disk Device."

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GPres2
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I got a link to a driver from Intel's online chat support that I hope will work. I'm posting it here in case anyone in the future needs it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/16032/S5000-Based-Server-AHCI-SATA-Storage-Driver-for-Wind... Download S5000 Based Server AHCI SATA Storage Driver for Windows*

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GPres2
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I got a link to a driver from Intel's online chat support that I hope will work. I'm posting it here in case anyone in the future needs it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/16032/S5000-Based-Server-AHCI-SATA-Storage-Driver-for-Wind... Download S5000 Based Server AHCI SATA Storage Driver for Windows*

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AlHill
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XP is not supported. Time to upgrade to Windows 7 or WIndows 10.

Doc

GPres2
Novice
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This is a really old SSD. It must have been supported in some fashion when it was first released because the computer I'm fixing up has XP installed on it so someone found a way to get the XP installer to see the SSD.

AlHill
Super User
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I am glad it is working for you. However, moving forward, XP has no support. It would well worth your while to save what data you have, and be prepared for moving to W7 or W10.

Doc

GPres2
Novice
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Actually I don't know if it will work yet or not. This isn't for my computer, it's for an older gentleman who doesn't want to buy a new or refurb computer just to check email. Unfortunately his XP has serious problems that can't be fixed properly without a reinstall. The documentation with this driver says it works with XP (All but Starter Edition) so it should work. I would recommend updating his version of Windows but I'm not sure if his computer could run it properly as it's around 15 years old.

AlHill
Super User
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Get him to check his mail on his phone. That hardware, as old as it is, is well beyond its life expectancy. Security-wise, running XP is a risk.

I could go down the list if issues, problems, and pitfalls, but you likely know them as well as I.

If he does not have a phone, get him to tell his grandkids what he wants for the upcoming holidays.

Doc

GPres2
Novice
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Like most older people they like what they like and they hate change. He wants his XP back and that's that. He's the customer, I'm just the hired help. I've given him all the relevant data. It's ultimately his decision as to whether he acts on it or not. *shrug*