I have just installed an Intel 730 SSD (240GB), and when I try to run Intel's Data Migration software, it fails to load, giving an error message that states "obsolete drivers" have been detected on my system. I have tried the following:
-Updating with Intel's Driver Update utility. It does not find any drivers to update.
-Updating drive firmware with Intel's SSD Toolbox, v3.2.3. It states that firmware is up to date.
-Updating drivers via Device Manager. No updated drivers found.
-Updating all chipset drivers my motherboard, including SATA controller drivers. Problem still exists after latest versions have been installed.
-Problem also persists regardless of whether I have the drive formatted or not.
The drive is recognized in Windows and can be seen and manipulated in control panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management.
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Hi Aleki, thanks for the reply.
I had already verified that I was using the latest version of the IDMS software, and had installed properly according to the guide. However when I run it the software still insists I have obsolete drivers somewhere. The SATA drivers on my mainboard are the latest version, but I'm beginning to suspect that the issue may be that they are AMD's drivers and not the generic Windows SATA drivers. My next step is to try the Windows drivers in place of AMD's, even though they are older.
In the meantime I've tried cloning with Acronis' Disk Director 12. It does detect the drive and starts the cloning process, but always fails with odd write errors. I've checked and found no bad sectors or other problems, so that may be due to the SATA drivers as well.
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