MSI BB X-Power Intel SATA RAID/Marvell Controller don't play nice! Tags: MSI-Microstar SATA Controller Motherboards Last response: January 24, 2011 8:09 AM in Motherboards Share geok January 24, 2011 8:01:27 AM Hi all! I'm in the middle of building a new system, using an MSI Big Bang X-Power X58 motherboard. My setup is as follows: CPU: Core i7-970 Memory 3 x 4 GB G.Skill PC3-2000 GPU: XFX Radeon HD5830 Disks: 1 x Crucial 128 GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD 2 x WD 1 TB SATA 3 Gb/s HDD 2 x SATA Blu-ray drives So, I want to install the system on the SSD. The two hard drives will be mirrored to store data external to the C: drive. At first I had no disk problems, but had numerous others using the v1.2 BIOS. So I upgraded to v1.4 Now, I can enable (and see) the SSD, if the Intel controller is NOT in RAID mode! If, however, I switch the Intel controller to RAID mode (which I WANT to do!), the SATA 6Gb/s controller DISAPPEARS! As long as the Intel controller is set to RAID, the BIOS doesn't see the SSD AT ALL! Furthermore, the Marvell utility doesn't come up during the boot process! I am TOTALLY stumped! If I ever turn the Intel controller to ACHI or IDE, the Marvell controller comes back! Now, I had both of these controllers on my old board (a Gigabyte P55). The Marvell was set to 3Gb/s, not 6, but, regardless, they both worked together. On this board, I CANNOT use my SSD if my data disk is mirrored, which I WANT to do!!! I would greatly appreciate any help here! Thanks! More about : msi power intel sata raid marvell controller play nice apache_lives a b V Motherboard January 24, 2011 8:09:22 AM Its MSI what do you expect? perhaps reset cmos and start again, also the controller may switch off if specific pcie ports are in use.. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBestConfigs - High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumNew Video Editing Build - AMD vs. Intel ForumNeed to value-engineer HTPC build ForumBuilding High End Gaming/BIM Rig ForumFirst Build - $4000-4250 ForumMost Powerful, Expensive Computer Ever! ForumTom's Hardware Member System Gallery ForumHow does this pc look? ForumLga 2011 x79 buy now or wait untill q4 ForumNew build feedback sought ($1200 content creation system)... ForumNew Intel based PC for 500€ ForumEXTREMENT gaming PC ForumCasual Conversation Thread Mk III ForumEnthusiast build, which one?..... Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !