I had been running in IDE mode on the "Integrated Peripherals" section for the last 8 months, and had installed both operating system in this mode as well. I've had Windows 7 installed, plus a couple games and Itunes on my SSD. Windows 7 is also installed on the HDD, but I have only been using that drive as storage space.
HDD is in Sata port 1, while SSD is in SATA 2. In integrated peripherals, only the HDD shows up. I've switched to AHCI and this is still the case. Upon booting to my old Windows 7 OS on the HDD, I've downloaded the ADATA firmware update tool. This scans for drives but does not find the ADATA, and thus I can't update my firmware. The device also doesn't show up in disk management. I can't get the computer to recognize that it exists.
I've tried switching the SATA ports to no effect. Something strange was happening though when I put the SSD in SATA 3 (a non-6GB/s port). With this and the HDD plugged in, the MOBO stopped recognizing my HDD as well and could not boot in IDE mode. It would however boot in AHCI mode. Once I moved the SSD back to SATA 2, the HDD could boot in both modes.
Any ideas? It's starting to feel like a dead unit... Thanks for the help.