I successfully updated the firmware using the tool of intel's site. followed the instructions & it confirmed the drive & after restart... the new firmware update. here's the thing - both before & after the update- the toolbox buttons will not work. & it posts a message "raid not supported" just to the right of the '74.5 gig' drive size. but I don't have a raid array??? any fixes for this?
oh.. by the by... I'm running an i5 cpu, 4 gigs ram, asus p7p55d motherboard. in the bios there is a setting for raid/AHCI/ide. I already had it set to ide. called intel support, they said that ahci was preferred, but that ide should work. so I tried setting it to ahci.