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Need help ASAP, please!!!! (SATA 3gb and SATA 6gb issue)

This is what happened:

Bought a new Samsung 120gb SSD EVO, installed it on my SATA 3gb port (asus ph867-v motherboard). Installed Win 7, etc, etc

THEN i realised i had a SATA 6gb port (two, actually.... im such a noob).

But when i tried changing disc to the other port (from sata 3 to sata 6), it wont detect it.


Do i have to format the SSD again? What can i do?

THANKS!
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  1. Do you see the drive in BIOS? Is your boot order set properly in BIOS?
  2. Jaime3d said:
    Do you see the drive in BIOS? Is your boot order set properly in BIOS?


    No, when i change it from SATA 3gb port to SATA 6gb, it wont appear in BIOS.

    It only detects the DVD unit.
  3. Depending on the motherboard, you may have to enable the additional SATA ports in your BIOS(especially if a third-party SATA controller like a Marvell, etc).
  4. COLGeek said:
    Depending on the motherboard, you may have to enable the additional SATA ports in your BIOS(especially if a third-party SATA controller like a Marvell, etc).


    and how can i do that?
  5. Go into your BIOS and look for an entry to enable your SATA ports. What make/model of motherboard are you using?
  6. COLGeek said:
    Go into your BIOS and look for an entry to enable your SATA ports. What make/model of motherboard are you using?


    Im using:

    ASUS P8H67-V
  7. After looking at your manual, all of your SATA ports are native Intel ports. The manual can be found here:

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67V/#support

    Have you tried a different SATA cable or the second SATA 6Gb/s port with the SSD? Also, if your DVD is attached to a SATA 6Gb/s port, I would move it to one of the 3Gb/s ports because the DVD drive can't take advantage of the faster port.
  8. I just checked. It seems that all the ports are enabled, no marvell controller (at least it doesnt say anything about marvell on BIOS or in the manual).

    The 6gb port appear, but when in AHCI mode, none of the 2 detect the SSD.

    Dont know what to do
  9. Looking at page 2-20 (I think) or 2-21, is your SATA mode set to enhanced?
  10. Kyle_Katarn said:
    Is it detected bu HDDExpert ( http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?hdde ) ?

    Without Windows running, I don't think the OP can use this tool.
  11. COLGeek said:
    Looking at page 2-20 (I think) or 2-21, is your SATA mode set to enhanced?


    Not, 1st i put it to AHCI and then installed the SSD in that mode (i read that was the best way to do it).
  12. AHCI is the proper mode. How many SATA devices, total, do you have installed? Did you try swapping cables/ports?
  13. COLGeek said:
    AHCI is the proper mode. How many SATA devices, total, do you have installed? Did you try swapping cables/ports?



    when i tried, only 1.

    I took off all my other drivers. Then installed the SSD.

    Put AHCI mode in BIOS, installed Win 7 without any issues. Installed the MB drivers, the graphic drivers and THEN realised i had a SATA 6gb port lol.

    Disconnected the PC, and changed from blue port SATA 3gb to grey port SATA 6gb. And it stopped working, stopped detecting the SSD.
  14. Did you try the second grey port or another SATA cable? Also, make sure that the SATA cable (and power) are still firmly connected to the SSD itself. They are very easily dislodged and will cuase similar problems (not recognizing devices).
  15. COLGeek said:
    Did you try the second grey port or another SATA cable? Also, make sure that the SATA cable (and power) are still firmly connected to the SSD itself. They are very easily dislodged and will cuase similar problems (not recognizing devices).


    I will try with a different cable cause i didnt yet.

    So i take it shouldn't be any compatibility issue when changing a SSD from a SATA port to another.
  16. Best answer
    Changing from a slower to a faster Intel port should not be an issue at all. It should work just fine from a compatibility standpoint.

    This is really sounding like a cable or physical connection issue. Check your cables.

    Good luck!
  17. COLGeek said:
    Changing from a slower to a faster Intel port should not be an issue at all. It should work just fine from a compatibility standpoint.

    This is really sounding like a cable or physical connection issue. Check your cables.

    Good luck!


    thanks! im gonna need it, it seems. So format is not required in your opinion?
  18. You should not have to reformat or re-install Windows.
  19. Well, quick update:

    i changed the SATA 6 port and the cable. Now BIOS detects the SSD, but it still wont boot. Tried in AHCI mode and in IDE mode.

    Suggestions..?
  20. Double check your default boot device in your BIOS. Also, you may need to perform a "repair" of Windows to get the boot portion corrected. See below:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/startup-repair
  21. Yet another update...

    I ended up wiping the SSD, installed it on SATA 6gb port... and NOW it worked (im using it right now).

    But now i have another issue, when i connect my old HDD (its doesnt have an OS, just programs, Steam games, etc) the PC stops working and it wont boot again!
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