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SSD 320 no firmware problem

New Contributor

Hello, I had a ssd drive 320 series 300GbiB, the problem it's that when it's recognized it's showed like "IntelBootloader" on model number and "NO FW FOUND" in serial number a screen shot from the hdparm linux utility


ATA device, with non-removable media

Model Number: IntelBootloader ▒&▒&▒&t#

Serial Number: NO FW FOUND

Firmware Revision: 4B1B006B

Transport: Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6


Used: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 1

Supported: 7 6 5 4


Logical max current

cylinders 16383 16383

heads 16 16

sectors/track 63 63


CHS current addressable sectors: 16514064

LBA user addressable sectors: 16384

Logical/Physical Sector size: 512 bytes

device size with M = 1024*1024: 8063 MBytes

device size with M = 1000*1000: 8455 MBytes (8 GB)

cache/buffer size = unknown

Nominal Media Rotation Rate: Solid State Device


LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)

Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum

R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 1 Current = 1

DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5

Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns

PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4

Cycle time: no flow control=120ns IORDY flow control=120ns


Enabled Supported:

* Power Management feature set

* Mandatory FLUSH_CACHE

* Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)

* Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)


Master password revision code = 65534


Checksum: correct


Can you help my how can I solve that problem ???


Esteemed Contributor III

Hello fantomsam,

We understand that you're having some recognition issues where your HDPARM utility is unable to properly identify your Intel® SSD. The odd thing here is that HDPARM is still able to read the firmware version of your drive (4B1B006B), even if this does seem to be an outdated version.

Please keep in mind that we don't provide support for third-party tools. However, we can still provide you some troubleshooting suggestions in a best efford basis.

1. If you're connecting your SSD using a SATA to USB adapter, please try connecting the drive directly through SATA.

2. Download and boot off our latest Intel® Firmware Update Tool. If your drive is detected, please update to the latest firmware (should be firmware version 4PC10362).3. Using HDPARM, or one of these third-party tools, perform a secure erase (low-level format) on your SSD.

Aside from the issue on HDPARM, does your SSD display properly on your OS?

We look forward to hearing back from you.

Best regards,

Carlos A.

Edit: Fixed link for Low-Level Format Article.

Esteemed Contributor III

Hello fantomsam,

We haven't heard from you in a while, did our suggestions help resolve your issue?If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact us again.Best regards,Carlos A.

New Contributor


Today I try to make a firmware update on this SSD where had been stack in bootloader mode, and does not recognized even there.

I post a picture from update tool OS.

Can you tell me what can I do???


Esteemed Contributor III

Hello fantomsam,

We do not have any viable troubleshooting for this type of errors. At this point, it's safe to say that your SSD has failed.Our best recommendation will be to contact support to check your warranty status and replace your drive if possible.Best regards,Carlos A.