Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2 Issues

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I recently built a new Intel system. Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2.0. I'm running an i7-950 with 12GB of RAM and a Sapphire 6870 video card. I installed one Crucial C300 64GB SSD and one 1TB WD Caviar Black drive (64mb cache). I set the BIOS to AHCI on the SATA3 6GB/s controller and proceeded to install Windows 7 on the SSD. Everything seemed fine. Got the drive up. Installed the motherboard drivers, then the video card drivers and then installed antivirus software. I connected to the internet and I thought everything was great. I proceeded to install the WD drive on the other port and used it as a data drive. I started installing programs and transferring files and started running into some serious issues. First, the system starting becoming unstable freezing randomly and slowing down unexpectedly. Second, I noticed that the drives are being recognized as IDE drives and not SATA drives. Finally, the SATA3 RAID configuration utility in the BIOS doesn't work properly. Am I doing something wrong here?
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Forums! :)

    There are a few possibilities, and I've seen this problem before.
    1. Update your BIOS to the latest version. Use the Q-Flash procedure with FAT-32 Flash drive, in Q-Flash it shows ups a 'HDD', arrow to it and press enter to select the BIOS file.
    2. Use only the drivers on Gigabyte's site and not the DVD http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3449#dl and reinstall all of the most current drivers.
    3. Verify that your C300 has the latest Firmware and install it. - http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx More than likely, you 'may' need to reinstall Windows.
    4. Use the following ports:
    BIOS:
    AHCI
    SATA2_0-1 {blank}
    SATA2_2-3 HDD

    IDE
    SATA2_4 DVD {you do not what your DVD under AHCI}

    AHCI
    GSATA3_6 C300 ; Marvell use the C300 by itself.
  2. I have the latest BIOS on the board (FE). I flashed that when I got it as the new revision added greater flexibility for RAID's. However, the SATA3 RAID (Marvell) doesn't even come up anymore. Just flashes to a black screen and back to the BIOS. So you would suggest not adding the SSD to the 6 GB/s?
  3. I assume that you're using the GSATA3_6 port which is the closest to the MOBO, and it's Enabled and set to AHCI in the BIOS. By default it's Enabled & IDE. I believe GSATA3_7 is not a bootable port.

    edit: The Marvell SATA only show-up in the boot screen and or if you access the Marvell controller using Ctrl + M; hold the Ctrl and keep hitting the M key.
  4. Yeah, it's very odd. When trying to access it from the BIOS directly it doesn't go to the RAID setup anymore. I will try the Ctrl+M and see if it works. Thanks.
  5. I also assume that the boot order hasn't been changed and the C300 is in the first position. Also, do not use any of the Gigabyte utilities except the USB on/off; they cause too many problems.

    Next, if the mode change back and forth this causes a conflict between the BIOS and the OS. See -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
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