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Drives not recognized on GA-P55A-UD3 GSATA3_6/7

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February 10, 2010 1:09:10 PM

I recently put together a new system with the following specs

P55A-UD3 Board
i7 860 CPU
EVGA 8800 GTS
2x 2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333
2x OCZ 30GB Vertex SSD in RAID 0 as OS drive - Connected to SATA ports 4/5
2x 1TB WD Caviar Black storage drives - Connected to SATA 0/1
Plextor SATA DVD R/RW - Connected to SATA 2
Front Panel eSATA connected to SATA 3
2x WD 1.5TB Green - Connected to GSATA_6/7 Not recognized at all in either IDE or AHCI
PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer PSU

I installed Windows 7 on the RAID 0 SSD drive, although I did need to use an IDE DVD drive because it would not boot from the SATA DVD I had installed. After installation, I rebooted and hooked up the rest of the drives. All were recognized fine, with the exception of the 2 1.5TB drives connected to the GSATA ports.

Also, possibly related issue is the BIOS is extremely slow to boot. It usually takes 30 seconds to 1 minute for it to even begin to boot Windows, POST, or get into the BIOS settings. This happened with both F4 and F5 BIOS, regardless of the number of drives installed. Once up and running, the system works flawlessly, but getting there seems to take forever sometimes.

Can anyone offer some suggestions? I feel like I've tried everything at this point and I don't know what else to do.
February 11, 2010 12:16:54 AM

Try a BIOS update?
February 11, 2010 12:28:15 AM

Fatbird said:
Try a BIOS update?


Already tried that, now on the most recent F5 BIOS.
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February 11, 2010 3:13:54 AM

I had the exact issue on the exact set up. I reformatted my drives and reinstalled win7. The second time around it was flawless. Be sure you add the raid drivers from the mobo cd during set up! My is running at 4.4ghz water cooled. my ripjaw is 1.6v 7-8-7-24. Which did you go with?
February 11, 2010 2:45:41 PM

jackweed13 said:
I had the exact issue on the exact set up. I reformatted my drives and reinstalled win7. The second time around it was flawless. Be sure you add the raid drivers from the mobo cd during set up! My is running at 4.4ghz water cooled. my ripjaw is 1.6v 7-8-7-24. Which did you go with?



I tried to install the drivers during setup, but it kept giving me an error message saying that the drivers were unsigned and refused to install them. This in on 64-Bit. I've heard people don't have issues with the 32-bit version.
February 11, 2010 11:08:45 PM

There should be a box to check to allow unsigned drivers upon load.
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