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How to reuse Intel 313 SSD (ex cache disc in HP Elite 8300)

Recently I got two HP Elite 8300 SFF machine with i5 3570 cpu ... Computers comes without hard drives but both have one Intel 313 (20GB) SSD drive which was used as cache drive for conventional SATA drive ...

 

In BIOS option for SATA mode was set to RAID ... 

 

First I tried to use SSD just it was intended ... I read about 

Intel® Smart Response Technology (SRT) 

I downloaded required software, installed, but it was not possible to Enable Acceleration as it was shown at first picture of Intel SRT User Guide ... Actually lightBule link Enable Acceleration was MISSING!! 

 

I hit the wall and I just try to use SSD as regular drive ... but  Windows 7 can view SSD as drive with 8MB capacity ... and you cannot do anything to him ... 

 

This problem is obviously related to RAID ... HD Sentinel see SSD as Intel RAID ... Bios see SSD as IntelBootLoader 8MB. 

 

Does anyone have any idea what to try to do be able to reuse these two SSD drives? 

 

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Hi

 

So if you turn off the RAID option in the BIOS.

 

Then try and format the drives individually.

 

I would try Lubuntu from a DVD/USB and / or gParted.

 

https://lubuntu.net/

https://gparted.org/

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@CF4 

Thanks for you suggestion, I will try later and inform you with results 

 

In the meantime, here is some pictures of how Win 7 see Intel 313 SSD drive. 

 

1) BIOS Setting for SATA Emulation is RAID Mode 

 

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2) BIOS Settings for SATA Emulation is AHCI 

 

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> both have one Intel 313 (20GB) SSD drive which was used as cache drive for conventional SATA drive ...

 

All your images show only 8 GB, not 20 GB.

I wonder if the motherboard "borrows" 12 GB as a cache, leaving only 8 GB available to Windows?

What is the labelling on the SSD?  Google-search on the values, to confirm that it really is 20 GB.

 

On this forum, people with 32 GB SSD devices have problems every 6 months, when Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10 -- not enough disk-space is available to do that major update.  So, with a 20 GB SSD, that problem will be even more severe.

 

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You did not see corectly ... it is NOT 8GB  :ThumbDown: ... it is 8 MB :Crying:  :ThumbUp:

 

It is not issue with MoBo, because I tried these SSD's on three different machine (two were HP Elite 8300 (Intel Q77 chipset and suport SSD Caching Technology) and third machine was HP Elite 8200 (intel Q67 chipset which does not support Intel SSD caching Technology 

 

It is y deffinitely issu with SSD drives 

 

here is picture of SSD's 

 

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No luck with GParted or Lubuntu :LaughingTears:   ... here are pictures from GParted 

 

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Here are pictures from LUBUNTU 

 

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When the RAID mode is enabled in BIOS SATA Emulation I can access with RAID Configuration Menu with CTRL + I ... But I also can not do anything usefull ...

 

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Hi

 

So removing 1 drive with a setting of NON raid does not remove the Intel boot loader?

BIOS Boot2 .jpg

 

And the Low Level Format failed? 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006198/memory-and-storage.html

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022235/memory-and-storage.html

 

 

 

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And the Low Level Format failed? 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006198/memory-and-storage.html

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022235/memory-and-storage.html 

 

Yes I Saw earlier these two articles from Intel ... Initialization is not an issue ... SSD could be initialized normally as you can see at vary first photo in this topic. 


I played with a Low Level Format. I booted my sistem from USB stick into alll three programs and here are the results. 

 

1) DBAN >> See SSD drive as 8Mb dive ... can be wiped ... condition is unchanged 😞 

 

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2) Kill Disc >> See SSD drive as 8Mb dive ... can perform ZeroFill One Pass  ... condition is unchanged 😞 

 

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3) HDAT2 ... I didn't know how to use 😄 

 

So I realy don't know what else to try to do ... 

 

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