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Help needed with SATA III pci-e card and SSD boot drive

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March 3, 2014 7:18:20 AM

I have just installed a sata III pci-e card ASMEDIA ASM1061 Chipset. I booted into windows7 and installed drivers off the enclosed cd. When I plug in a normal sata drive to the card it shows up in windows, no problem. However it refuses to boot from the SSD drive, which is my "C" drive, when plugged in to the sata3 card. In fact, when plugged in to the sata3 card, it is not recognised on the start-up screens. Using AHCI. I went into the bios and changed boot order to add boot from cards as an option, but this did not change the situation. Can anyone offer advice?

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a c 417 G Storage
March 3, 2014 12:57:13 PM

SO when the SSD is on the onboard sata it works just fine but when you plug it on the SATA3 card it won't boot at all?

Gotta be something with the boot options. I've done the same thing with other addin cards and then put the OS drive on the Addin card and have had no issues. My only other guess is that some (But those ware WAY OLDER) Sata cards you can't boot from. Only meant to add extra drives but i haven't see one like that in years.
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January 13, 2016 12:02:26 PM

Hi, old thread but I just spent several hours trying to find how to solve a similar problem before having THE idea. My problem: I installed a SATA3 card and moved a SSD with the Windows7 system from the SATA2 port of the motherboard to a SATA3 port of the controller card (an IOCrest card with Marvell 88se9235). The SSD was visible and selectable as a bootable disk in the BIOS, but Windows would refuse to load. So I simply booted from a Windows install CDROM and ran the "Repair" mode. that worked fine.
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a c 417 G Storage
January 13, 2016 5:23:57 PM

Nicolaspatch said:
Hi, old thread but I just spent several hours trying to find how to solve a similar problem before having THE idea. My problem: I installed a SATA3 card and moved a SSD with the Windows7 system from the SATA2 port of the motherboard to a SATA3 port of the controller card (an IOCrest card with Marvell 88se9235). The SSD was visible and selectable as a bootable disk in the BIOS, but Windows would refuse to load. So I simply booted from a Windows install CDROM and ran the "Repair" mode. that worked fine.


Next time Install the SATA III Card, Boot windows from the SATA II as you normally down, Install all the drives for the SATA III then turn off and switch and it should boot up.

This is how I move PC's from one PC to another (As long as it is Intel to Intel and AMD to AMD) I have a SATA card I install the drives for, boot off it on the same PC and make sure it boots, then move hard drive to the new PC.
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February 10, 2016 9:01:10 AM

Hi, I'm playing with the same idea:
I have an SSD (Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB) as boot drive but since it's an older motherboard without SATA III on board it's connected to a SATA II port.
So maybe one of you guys could help me with following questions?


    Is this solution (working with a SATAIII pci-e card) worth the trouble?
    Are you really gaining speed on that way?
    Aren't you bottlenecked by the PCIe port?


By the way my motherboard:

    Hewlett-Packard, 304Bh (XU1 PROCESSOR),
    with Intel Core i5 660 @ 3.33GHz,
    and Windows 10 Pro 32-bit


Thx!
Danny
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a c 417 G Storage
February 11, 2016 5:52:59 PM

For you if you were to get a 4x or more PCIe 2.0 or higher SATA III card you WILL benifit from the speed.

PCIe 2.0 gives 500MB per lane so technically if you run just one SSD off that and it was a 1x card you would still see more speed over the 300MBps that SATA II would max out at.
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July 4, 2016 9:45:52 AM

Hello,

I am having an issue and it the same case like bardos. I initially installed my SSD on sata II on my mobo and afterwards i bought a Sata adapter to take advantage of the Sata III port. However my mobo (asus maximus extreme - 775 socket) doesn't detect the SSD when i install it on the Sata adapter. The drivers were installed already in windows before i connected the SSD on the adapter.

I checked the bios and i could not find any settings to change in order to make the SSD visible.

Any ideas?
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a c 417 G Storage
July 5, 2016 6:32:11 PM

what is the SATA card you got? Not all Cards are bootable and not all motherboards can boot bootable ones as well.
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