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SATA III cant get second drive to work

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August 18, 2011 10:52:00 PM

I just recently installed a New 64 GB SSD as my boot drive. My old SATA III 1TB Western Digital Drive will not work in the seconds sata III slot though... I can get my other drive to work in it, but its only a SATA II drive... So basically I can only use one SATA III drive,. This is disappointing. I have tried everything aside from reinstalling with all drive where I would like them and that is not an option. I switched back to IDE mode, tried it that way, tried it with just the 2 drives, everything. Anyone had this problem ans solved it?

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August 19, 2011 12:42:05 AM

Does your SATA III 1TB Western Digital Drive not have links on the back of it to reduce the speed to SATA II speeds? I don’t think that you would notice the interface speed reduction on a hard drive
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August 19, 2011 3:10:33 AM

It does, But I do not want it reduced. I want it working as advertised. I started getting BSOD's relating to the drive shortly after this post. The drive is bad. Thankfully it is still under warranty. A few months after I bought it, it made some noises that made me almost return it then, but then they stopped and I let the issue alone. I guess I knew this drive was going to fail sooner than later...
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August 29, 2011 4:52:30 PM

got a new ozc vertex today and a RMA WD drive and it still will not work with both drives in Sata III. I have to put the WD drive in sata 2 just to get the system to boot. look s like its time for a new motherboard.
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September 5, 2011 2:46:49 AM

RMA'd the motherboard and first time with my OCZ 6gb in one slot and the WD caviar Black in the other 6gb it fired right up.

It was the motherboard.
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