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Marvell 6Gbs - P8P67 Deæuxe

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February 20, 2011 9:17:15 PM

I've connect a hard drive and a disk drive to these two 6gbs ports on motherboard of Marvell and it does recognize those two drives in bios. But in Windows I can't see them as I do see other drives in other 6gbs sata ports. Why can't I see those connected to Marvell ports in explorer?

February 21, 2011 2:04:39 AM

are they sata III 6ghz drives?
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February 21, 2011 3:29:36 AM

Windows doesn't install the Marvell drivers automatically. You have to do a manual driver install for them. Once you do that, you should be able to see the drives. If they are new, you'll need to format them.

Note that the Marvell controller doesn't like optical (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) drives -- it's only for hard drives or SSDs. If you have an optical connected to it, move it to the Intel SATA3 6Gbps controller instead.
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February 21, 2011 6:28:18 AM

No it isn't 6gbs sata III drive that is in there and I did install drivers from the motherboard support CD. Could the problem be that they aren't sata 3? Although other sata 2 work fine on non Marvell sata 3.
February 21, 2011 11:56:53 AM

theres the problem .... your not using a sata 3 drive on the sata 3 port .... if your using a sata 2 drive 3.0gb/s, use a 3gb/s sata 2 slot. Sata 3 spots are only made to run sata 3 drives.
February 21, 2011 1:00:52 PM

But it does run fine on Intel 6Gbs but doesn't on Marvell
February 21, 2011 1:29:37 PM

the whole point is that you do not need to run Sata 2 drive on Sata 3 slot .... You need to run SATA 2 drive in a SATA 2 slot and SATA 3 drive in a SATA 3 slot. The tech is new and you could risk damaging the harddrives and or SATA 3 Ports on the board
February 21, 2011 2:07:23 PM

just that sata 2 are all defected on that motherboard...
February 21, 2011 2:31:10 PM

either rma the board or buy a new one then ....
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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 21, 2011 4:08:36 PM

The SATA spec is fully backward-compatible. If you plug a SATA2 drive into a SATA3 port it will still work fine.

It's possible you have to do something in the Marvell BIOS before the drive will work in Windows. I've never set one of those up before, so I don't know for sure.

Consult your mainboard manual to see if there's something about this.
February 21, 2011 6:29:46 PM

recommended ... RMA your board
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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 21, 2011 6:49:43 PM

Try using Ctrl-M to go into the Marvell BIOS during boot. You may have to create a one-drive array and then format the drive in there before Windows will recognize it.

Quite a few years ago I had an Abit mainboard with a RAID controller that you had to do that before Windows could do anything with the drive. Maybe it's the same with yours.

Edit: One suggestion I have -- try asking this question on the ASUS forum site. They will have more users with experience with that particular mainboard and the Marvell controller.
February 21, 2011 6:59:27 PM

okay thanks