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post #811 of 12377
The Marvell controller is there to give us additional(not better) SATA-Ports.
And if I remember correctly, the Marvell controller might be better at raid... But not for single drives.

Also, people recommend using newer AMD-controllers instead of the embedded Marvell-controllers for SSDs.
And in my case.. I am going 100% SSD on my new rig.
Edited by Bloodcore - 8/20/11 at 2:59am
 
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What's happening to your HD?
The drive functions in every system but this one. When I have the data cable plugged in, the drive doesn't spin up. Unplug the data cable and it does. Tried swapping cables with the working drive, still nothing and have tried all the ports on the board. Now have tried updating to the latest BIOS and still nothing! This is rather frustrating! The only thing left to try before an RMA is to update the firmware on the drive. Does anyone know if this will wipe my data though?
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Have you tried another mechanical HDD on your Mobo? Just out of curiosity if you had one laying around... If it works then at least you know its probably fixable with a drive firmware update, (if there is one) and would save you the trouble of an RMA.
    
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The drive functions in every system but this one. When I have the data cable plugged in, the drive doesn't spin up. Unplug the data cable and it does. Tried swapping cables with the working drive, still nothing and have tried all the ports on the board. Now have tried updating to the latest BIOS and still nothing! This is rather frustrating! The only thing left to try before an RMA is to update the firmware on the drive. Does anyone know if this will wipe my data though?
Updating firmware won't erase anything from your drive. But as always, it would be nice if you made a backup somehow. Just to be safe. I've updated HDD firmware before with no issues.
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Have you tried another mechanical HDD on your Mobo? Just out of curiosity if you had one laying around... If it works then at least you know its probably fixable with a drive firmware update, (if there is one) and would save you the trouble of an RMA.
Got a mechanical drive and SSD in this system already that both function, as per my sig.

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Updating firmware won't erase anything from your drive. But as always, it would be nice if you made a backup somehow. Just to be safe. I've updated HDD firmware before with no issues.
Thank you so much. I will do that today then The data on there isn't important. Just music and games, but I'll at least back up the stuff I definitely don't want to lose first, just in case.
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Thats very strange indeed. Deffinately try and firmware as a last ditch effort. If it works in other systems just fine (accessable bios/windows) and not your board then it has to do something with the new chipset not recognizing it. Could you see it in bios at all?
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No not at all unfortunately
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Hasn't been a new freakin' BIOS for the UD7 in nearly two months.
Is there a F4C revision for it or something?
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Hasn't been a new freakin' BIOS for the UD7 in nearly two months.
Is there a F4C revision for it or something?
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...l#post14310568

F4c.. Couldn't find any newer here.

I had to revert back to F3b. Could be a PEBKAC-thingy, but I got some strange memory issues yesterday. Artefacting when playing vids and on my desktop gadgets, freezes.. BSODs pointing to memory issues.. I tried the GPU and memory in my other pc, with no problems. Using the same settings now as I had with F3f and everything seems ok now. Unless this http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1959804 had something to do with it..
Edited by kzone75 - 8/21/11 at 2:50am
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Can you usually push the FSB like that using stock voltage on top of a multiplier increase running off stock as well?
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