Intel Series 330 SSD not recognized by Windows 8

By easy44
Nov 29, 2012
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  1. Just installed an Intel 330 120GB SSD on my computer running Windows 8. This is an older system with a Penryn1600SLI-110dB (Asrok) mobo, Q6600 cpu.

    I see the drive in the BIOS. I see the drive under Hard Drives in the Device Manager.

    I do not see the drive under File Manager. I do not see the drive under Disk Management.

    When I try to use the Intel Solid State Toolbox, it says

    "The Intel SSD Toolbox cannot communicate with the selected Intel SSD.
    Consider changing to another storage driver compatible with your system and try the tool again."

    I'm a noob so I guess my questions are what driver should I use and where would I find it?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    You are going to have to configure the SSD to be able for Windows to see it. Do you have the Intel Rapid Storage utility installed?
  3. easy44

    easy44 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I finally figured that out. It's a shame that fact isn't stated in the setup instructions for guys like me who have never done it before. All is well and the drive is doing it's thing! Thanks for the comment.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Okay, thanks for the update:)

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