Hey guys i need some help nothing major but annoying.
I installed Win7 with only the SSD inside(heard that when you install with HDD inside it makes the start up slower) and it works just with the SSD inside when it boots now.
when i try to boot up with the SSD and HDD inside it won't up all the way and just freeze to a black screen. If i start up with only the SSD then plug the HDD after it is all loaded it will work but that is very annoying when i restart it every time.
Do you have a Windows install on the HDD? If so PC might be confused as to which drive to boot from. I have an SSD and HDD in my PC now, boots fine unless I have my Windows 8 HDD connected via the hard drive bay and then it will do exactly what you are describing.
The first two port5 (top) are GSTATA 7/6 (SATA III) - Do not use for SSDs, OK for HDD
Next two are Intel Sata 1/0 (SATA III) - Use for SSDs
Bottom 4 are Intel Sata 3/2 & 5/4) (SATA II) - Use for HDDs and Dlu-ray/DVD-RW drives.
Use the marvel ports only if needed, Not recommended for SSDs as Intel driver is much better.
HDD. Sata III HDDs are more a marketing tool as the Perform amost identically on Sata II port. The ONLY benifit of placing a sata III HDD on a SATA III port is the Very short Burst speed. Waste of a good Intel sata III port. OK to put Sata III HDD on Marvel GSATA port.
Added, If using the marvel Ports, make sure they are enabled in BIOS, Not used disable them.