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HUTIL not detecing Samsung drives

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January 16, 2009 6:57:43 AM

i have 4xSamsung F1 1TB and 4xSamsung P120 250gig drives in my machine, but HUTIL doesn't detect any of them. they are all in RAID arrays - 6 of them on the onboard controller (motherboard=GA-EP45C-DS3R) and the other 2 on an Adaptec 1220SA.
HUTIL worked fine on my old mobo which had the ICH8R chipset, so i wonder if it's this new ICH10R chipset that's the issue.
has anyone else come across this?
January 24, 2009 9:22:23 AM

Hutil v2.10 is not detecting any of the three Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives I have in my ICH9R chipset system either. HD501LJ or HD103. This utility seems to be as unreliable as the drives have turned out to be. I have been getting many WinXP "Delayed Write Errors" since using these drives. Many users on the Newegg-com website have been having similar problems. I do not think I will ever buy Samsung drives again.
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January 24, 2009 12:40:12 PM

Hutil (like many low level drive test utilities) can on only detect drives connected to STANDARD drive controllers, not RAID controllers.
January 25, 2009 9:54:23 PM

markearly said:
Hutil v2.10 is not detecting any of the three Samsung Spinpoint F1 drives I have in my ICH9R chipset system either. HD501LJ or HD103. This utility seems to be as unreliable as the drives have turned out to be. I have been getting many WinXP "Delayed Write Errors" since using these drives. Many users on the Newegg-com website have been having similar problems. I do not think I will ever buy Samsung drives again.


i've never had an issue with my Samsung drives. i've not really used anything else though.
as for the "Delayed Writes" - i got those recently when i messed around in my BIOS. my Gigabyte board had some setting to do with SATA legacy control, and that just messed things up.
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