Found the problem. I have 4 SATA3 ports, but 2 of them are GSATA. The 2 that apparently died were the normal SATA3 so I had to find GSATA in the bios and also set them to ACHI. Once I did that, I no longer get the Loading Operating Screen and I'm back to about a total of 15second boot time! WOOT
Now, what's the difference between GSATA and SATA? I know GSATA is tied into Gigabyte's chip thingamabob. But I've read in different places that GSATA is better/faster and other places say SATA is better/faster. -_-
I mean, doesn't matter to me since I'm stuck with using the GSATA, just kind of curious.