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New LG BLu Ray Drive does not work in AHCI mode on ASUS motherboard

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February 5, 2014 8:43:34 AM

Here is my basic setup -

Asus P8Z68-v Pro Gen 3 in AHCI mod
Intel Core i5 2500
Samsung 830 SSD on Intel Sata6 port
Samsung 204ui HDD x2 on Marvel Sata6 ports in SOftware Raid
Samung 204ui x1 on Intel Sata 3 port
Samsung SH-222AL DVD Drive on Intel Sata 3 port

NEW Lg BH16NS40 Blu Ray on Intel Sata 3 port.

Win 7 64 SP1

Problem - I replaced an old samsung DVD drive with the new LG Blu Ray drive. Plugged the new drive into the same Intel Sata Port.

BIOS reports LG drive OK, on initial boot Windows 'searching for driver for your new hardware'.

BUT - drive dooes not function, tray opens at random, Samsung DVD does not function, and any program trying to access the optivsal drives either takes an age to load, or fails.

If i disconnect the LG drive, everything returns to normal.

If I switch the board to IDE mode, then both Optical drives function and all programs work as normal, but SSD & hotplug requires AHCI mode.

Intel Chipset Driver tool says I am am up to date on the chipset drivers, and the Samsung drives work fine.


Any ideas anyone out there?

Many thanks

Mark

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February 5, 2014 8:46:48 AM

You need a BIOS update. Check the manufacture for one.

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February 5, 2014 5:39:59 PM

Should the bios update not resolve the problem, Try it in a sata 2 port which is where I would have put it naturally.
Failing that try the marvell ports. Those can be set to ide mode independently from the intel ahci mode.
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February 6, 2014 3:19:41 AM

viper1979 said:
You need a BIOS update. Check the manufacture for one.

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HI Viper,

I should have mentioned that from the start - Bios is the latest one from the ASUS website (3603), and the Intel chipset is 11.7.0.1013 which is apparently the last relevant driver from the Intel website.

But thanks for the thought anyway!

Cheers

Mark
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February 6, 2014 3:24:04 AM

popatim said:
Should the bios update not resolve the problem, Try it in a sata 2 port which is where I would have put it naturally.
Failing that try the marvell ports. Those can be set to ide mode independently from the intel ahci mode.



Thanks Popatim.

Doh - when I said Sata 3 i meant SATA 3gbs which is Sata2 (Doh!) - sorry.
I have tried the new drive in both SATA 2 (3gbps) and SATA 3 (6gbs) ports just in case... what really bugs me is that if I disconnect the LG drive, everything else and my Samsung SH-222AL DVD Combo work fine in AHCI mode..

The Marvell controller on my board 'Does not support ATAPI devices' and cannot be used as the boot drive.... according to the User Guide, but I will give it a go.

BR

Mark



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February 18, 2014 1:36:14 PM

reply from LG customer services is that their optical drives do not support Hot Swap, so cannot be used with AHCI mode........

But there are plenty of people who do so...

anyway, Return advice raised and I shall be trying out another vendors drive....

Cheers

Mark
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March 31, 2014 5:58:20 PM

Bought a Pioneer Blu Ray drive - works perfectly, so it's obvioulsy an issue with the LG drive.
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