This is not true, go to the manufacture of the ssd and see if there is an update. They are always fixing issues with their drives via a firmware updates.
You should stop suggesting this willy-nilly. Updating the SSD firmware should only be done if there is a severe problem with the current one you're using. Not to mention that the problem on first glance isn't related to the SSD in the first place, but the HDD. If the system refuses to boot with the HDD with it, then that's the most suspect part, not the SSD.
Now... HDD firmware if one exists, that might be something to look at. Otherwise I would suggest...
- Did you buy this HDD separate from a system? If so, see if you can return it on warranty after explaining your case (they'll probably blame the motherboard).
- How about booting with just the HDD?
- Can you see if the HDD is fine on another system?
- If all else fails, as I mentioned, your motherboard has USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 has plenty of bandwidth to service any HDD, so consider a USB 3.0 enclosure.