Intel 160GB X-25 SSD shows up with 8MB capacity?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by medicvz, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. medicvz macrumors member

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    Hi all... hoping you can help....

    I just received my new 2.66ghz 15"MBP today as well as an Intel X-25 160GB SSD. I booted the computer with the stock drive to ensure everything was working fine as shipped... perfect.

    I downloaded and installed all recommended software updates and added 4GB RAM (total of 8).

    I thought I was home free when I replaced the stock HDD with the Intel X-25. After I installed the drive, I used the Install DVD to boot with in hopes of installing 10.6 on the SDD. Once launching the installer failed to recognize the SDD. Disk utility will recognize the SDD, but states the drive is unformatted and has a capacity of 8 MB (with an M).

    Some google searching didn't turn up much. I am unable to verify, or repair the disk using Disk Utility, and an attempt to "erase" the disk was met with an error.

    Anyone with similar experience with either MBP or SDD that can provide some insight?

    Thanks! Craig
     
  2. TZRaceR6 Guest

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    Maybe a stupid question, but have you formatted the drive yet?
     
  3. medicvz thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried to use disk utility to erase it, but got an error... couldn't find any other options to actually format it.
     
  4. warrena macrumors member

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    If the X-25 was new it may be bad. If it was used it could possibly have multiple partitions and you are only seeing one. I would put your original drive back in the Mac and the put the X-25 in an external USB enclosure and see what Disk Utility shows. If there are more than 1 partition, remove them and create only one and then erase. If it still shows 8MB then it may be bad. I had a year old Patriot 128GB SSD that failed and would only show a few MB and would not allow format, erase, or any operation on it - they replaced it under warranty. Hope that helps.
     
  5. medicvz thread starter macrumors member

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    It's brand new... and im thinking needs to go back in the morning. Thanks!
     
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  7. JoeyRoma macrumors newbie

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    Intel SSD is Invisible....Almost

    I have the same problem. Brand new 2.8 ghz MBP everything is working fine. Install an Intel X25 SSD and it shows up in disk utility as 8.4 MB 'Intelbootloadermedia" cant format/partition etc. run the firmware updater boot disc and it sees nothing. Just curious if medicvz or anyone else ever found out what the issue was. Not much info on this.
     

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