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X79 Marvel Controller Issues

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Last response: in Storage
December 14, 2012 10:52:33 AM

First let me give the specs of my workstation.

RAM: G.SKILL 8 x 4GB RIPJAWS (F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH) running at 2133mhz (XMP Profile 1) [32GB Total RAM]
CPU: Intel 3960X @ Stock Speed
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 2560mb Edition
HDD: Boot Intel 520 180GB SSD, Secondary Software Install Drives (2x Seagate ST3500413AS [7200.12]) in RAID Stipe Mode (INTEL RSTe Controller [Enterprise]), SWAP/Temp Drive WD1500HLHX Velcoraptor two partitions 60GB for temp/swap, remainder VMs)
PS: Corsair Modular HX-750

Issue, I wanted to migrate two extra hard drives with data over to the Marvel SATA controllers from an old build to retrieve data, however the UEFI BIOS seems to detect additional boot images; which is fine; I had it attempt to start from the SSD (BOOT) and BSOD.

I do have the marvel controllers installed. It's not that big of a deal but I was wanting additional storage.

I primarily use the machine to research writing software (which I do for a living), running multiple Virtual Machines (Win 8/Win 7/2008 Server R2/BSD Unix) kina like a computer lab in a box.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Tom Griffin

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a c 79 G Storage
December 14, 2012 11:04:30 AM

Are there any 'Active' partitions on the two drives you've added to the system?
If yes, you need to make them 'Inactive' by using a bootable partition manager CD.
There's a free one here:
December 14, 2012 11:17:52 AM

Thanks mate; worked like a champ. That was the exact problem; I had mounted my old boot drive into the system. I should have known better.

Regards and thanks for the prompt response,
December 14, 2012 11:18:03 AM

Best answer selected by Tom Griffin.