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Issue with SATA ports 3-6 on a Foxconn H67MP

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November 4, 2011 5:01:18 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm having problems with SATA ports 3-6 on my Foxconn H67MP motherboard - whenever I attach a device to them Windows will really struggle to boot up and will often freeze, despite the device appearing in the BIOS fine. The drive I'm using is a
Seagate 2TB 6Gb/s 5900RPM 64MB Cache, Barracuda Green, but I'm also having the same problem with a Western Digital 1.5TB 32MB 7200 Caviar Green. These drives work fine when connected to ports 1 or 2 and I've also tried the drives with different cables.

Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be? Could it be worth setting the jumper so that the drive operates at SATA 1 speed? Thanks for reading and I hope someone out there can tell me what's going on!

Cheers,

Mike.
August 13, 2012 9:47:15 PM

mickeyt76 said:
Hi everyone,

I'm having problems with SATA ports 3-6 on my Foxconn H67MP motherboard - whenever I attach a device to them Windows will really struggle to boot up and will often freeze, despite the device appearing in the BIOS fine. The drive I'm using is a
Seagate 2TB 6Gb/s 5900RPM 64MB Cache, Barracuda Green, but I'm also having the same problem with a Western Digital 1.5TB 32MB 7200 Caviar Green. These drives work fine when connected to ports 1 or 2 and I've also tried the drives with different cables.

Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be? Could it be worth setting the jumper so that the drive operates at SATA 1 speed? Thanks for reading and I hope someone out there can tell me what's going on!

Cheers,

Mike.

I am having exactly the same problem with my H67MP-V motherboard - did you ever resolve the issue?
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August 13, 2012 10:36:32 PM

Set your 1st Boot device to "Hard Disk". Set your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Boot devices to "Disabled".

Set your Hard Disk Drive Priority to the HDD that has your O/S on it.
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August 15, 2012 9:39:40 AM

Thanks - I tried the above but it made no difference - I think the SATA2 controller is faulty - the BIOS only finds the SATA2 devices intermittently. I'm using a PCIe RAID card for the moment to get an extra SATA2 port.
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August 16, 2012 11:48:14 AM

Intel Details the Source of the P67/H67 Chipset SATA Bug:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Details-the-Source...

"... when Intel designed the Cougar Point PCH, it provided the transistor with too high of a voltage, resulting a leakage current which, over time, can cause the failure of the 3Gbps ports.

This means that only ports 2-5 are affected, as the SATA 6Gbps controller that powers the 0 and 1 SATA connectors uses a different PLL source."

August 16, 2012 12:12:03 PM

I guess I assumed this was a B3 revision board but perhaps not and this is the result of the chipset bug - I'd assumed it would take years of heavy use for a board to exhibit this failure which isn't the case here...
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