I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why my SSDs will not configure to SATAIII. I have been trying to figure this out for quite some time and can't get them to use SATAIII transfer rates.
Here is what I am working with:
GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 rev. 1.0 / Phenom X4 925 OC'd 3.5 GHz
16 GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1333 DDR3 RAM
MSI GTX460 Cylcone 1GB GDDR5 OC'd (had two in SLI, one died yesterday, darn)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATAII HDD
2 Intel 330 60GB SATAIII SSDs
Corsair 750W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium OS
Here is what I have done to try and get them to work in SATAIII
1. Reflashed the BIOS to latest (F9) from GIGABYTE.com
2. AHCI SATA interface
3. Enabled SATA3.0 Support
1. Installed SSDs on SATA ports 0 and 1 (Ports using SB controller not Marvell)
2. Used brand new Rosegill SATAIII cables
Fixed the AHCI interface in registry (HDD was in IDE on OS install)
Installed the latest chipset drivers
I tried to use just on SSD and install OS. Had no problems their. Used CrystalDisk Info for specs, still showing SATA/300 (SATAII)
Made sure that the SSDs had the latest firmware which they did.
After all my trials and tribulations, I am lost on what to do or try next. Any further insight or help would be helpful. Thanks.
You nailed it Dereck47. That is crazy. I would have never assumed that the ports (should be all the same) would have made the difference. Connected my HDD on Port0 and SSDs on 2 & 3 and IT WORKED!! How or why would this happen like this. I am pretty good with PCs (not so much SSD) but that would have been the last thing that I would have thought of.
Here is another question.
I am getting another 1TB HDD for the holidays. I want to setup a RAID 0 for performance (SATAIIs). I know that if I change the BIOS to RAID in the controller settings, I am going to loose TRIM support and the like (Intel SSD Toolbox). Would you suggest running my SSDs in RAID 0, as well, as my OS drive? Will there be a big performance hit? I ask this because using one 60GB as an OS drive doesn't leave a lot of headroom once the OS is installed. If I run in RAID I will have, theoretically, double that?