Intel SSD 320 - 160GB is seen as a 8MB partition. Generally, the problem is known and repaired by the firmware update, but not in my case (unless I do something wrong).
The drive is seen as:
Model Number: Intel SSD 320 Series 0GB
Serial Number: BAD_CTX 00000136
I have tried various Intel SSD Firmware Update Tool (Bootable versions) but I have information "The firmware on this SSD is up to date".
Windows also has no updates to the Intel SSD Toolbox.
Please help, I may still be able to save this disk, I do not care about the data.
We understand that your Intel® SSD 320 Series is showing 8MB capacity. This usually means the controller in the drive has failed.
As you mentioned, a firmware update might fix it. However, yours is already up to date. You could also try t run a secure erase on the drive. Here's an article showing how to do this using Microsoft Disk Part*:
- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022179/memory-and-storage.html Removing Partitions with Microsoft DiskPart*
Please let us know how this goes for you.
I did it as in the link
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022179/memory-and-storage.html Removing Partitions with Microsoft DiskPart*
But still i have 8MB partition. The result of my work below.
Thanks for taking the time to perform a secure erase and report the results.
Since the issue persists, we recommend https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html# @3 contacting our customer support to consider the warranty options for your SSD. Please check your private messages as well.