neon neophyte said:
sounds like your sata controller is failing.
when you switched ports, did you switch to a different sata controller? mobos often have 2.
if you dont have a second sata controller, you may need to buy a pci based one.
Thanks for the immediate response. Yes, I tried switching to a different controller to no avail. I just asked a techie at a computer store and he also told me hands down it's the SATA controller. The question then is, does that mean my HDD's are fine and if I replace mobo, I'd be able to use them again or do they need to be replaced too now?
Also, I was going to look into my mobo to see if it's still on warranty and have them replace it for me, but are you suggesting that I shouldn't go for the same mobo again?