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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus M5A97evo
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    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
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    Biostar TA-990FXE
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post #6421 of 10135
I thought, ( I know something I should do with adult supervision, thinking) that the brown 6Gb sata connectors were controlled by the south bridge chip and could be used for Raid setups and the gray6Gb connectors were controlled by the ASMedia chip. which was not intended for Raid. With that said all the SATA connections on this board are 6Gb's, if you have a Raid setup that would be the point where you would switch from the default ACHI to Ide mode. or so I have read in the owners manual.
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I thought, ( I know something I should do with adult supervision, thinking) that the brown 6Gb sata connectors were controlled by the south bridge chip and could be used for Raid setups and the gray6Gb connectors were controlled by the ASMedia chip. which was not intended for Raid. With that said all the SATA connections on this board are 6Gb's, if you have a Raid setup that would be the point where you would switch from the default ACHI to Ide mode. or so I have read in the owners manual.

Nope, the brown ones are 6 Gb/s and the Black ones are 3 Gb/s. I am not running any kind of raid or anything. I have not tried the brown ports again since installing Windows but I will try them again tonight when I get home from work.
post #6423 of 10135
By saying "nope" and using the word "black" I have realized you are working with this board
http://www.overclock.net/products/asus-sabertooth-990fx-am3-tuf-series-atx-amd-990fx-ddr3-1800-motherboards
and not the 2.0 version shown here. Would I be correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877





edit for better pix and description
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
Edited by simsim44 - 3/10/14 at 2:33pm
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By saying "nope" and using the word "black" I have realized you are working with this board
http://www.overclock.net/products/asus-sabertooth-990fx-am3-tuf-series-atx-amd-990fx-ddr3-1800-motherboards
and not the 2.0 version shown here. Would I be correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877





edit for better pix and description
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

Yes, you are correct. Mine is not the second revision, it's the vanilla version.
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Hello everyone,
I am in dire need of help/guidance. I've been building a PC and I have an Asus Sabertooth 990fx + FX8120. I am having a major issue: it cannot see any hard drives I install, in any of the SATA ports, in any mode. Has anyone ever had this kind of issue and found a solution? I've switched the SATA cables, I tried all the SATA ports, I reset CMOS by both pulling out the battery and moving the jumper. Anything I've tried has failed so far. I even put both HDDs (a corsair SSD and a Seagate Barracuda) on my other build to check if they were faulty but they are 100% fine. I am running out of ideas. Every time I boot it just says "no drives found" and they don't show up in the BIOS either. If I boot from a bootable usb, I am able to go to the Win 8.1 installation but when it's time to install the files it cannot find any drives to install to. I really hope someone can help me out.

idont know if you tried this or not because your post doesnt say but have you tested the sata cables i know when i got my board i had one bad sata 6gb cable i swaped it out for a sata 3gb cable and the drive was detected after that
fyi sata1/2/3 are all the same cable, it is in the specs for all sata cables, there may be a length requirement idk but a sata1 cable will work fine with all sata 3 devices, unless it is really cheap and it will still be recognized as sata3
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Yes, you are correct. Mine is not the second revision, it's the vanilla version.

when you do check tonight also make sure your power connector is secure to the drive, more then once i have pulled them off my ssds
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Yes, you are correct. Mine is not the second revision, it's the vanilla version.[/qu
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fyi sata1/2/3 are all the same cable, it is in the specs for all sata cables, there may be a length requirement idk but a sata1 cable will work fine with all sata 3 devices, unless it is really cheap and it will still be recognized as sata3
when you do check tonight also make sure your power connector is secure to the drive, more then once i have pulled them off my ssds

I've actually swapped drives and power chords multiple times, it would be highly unlikely that they weren't secure every single time. I will make sure one more time. Also, the SSD is now running on the slower ports, I just have not been able to run it on the good ones so far. It's pretty frustrating.

I am also going to try this. It's almost exactly the problem and the set up I have on this rig. I also have that setting enabled, will try switching it off. It seems very odd, but at this point I'll try anything that will even remotely have a chance of working!

Edit: I always suspected that the cables were all the same! biggrin.gif

Edited by Bladedrummer - 3/10/14 at 5:03pm
post #6427 of 10135
All the ports are Sata III. My Samsung 840 Pro runs at 600 MBps read and 550 MBps write on sata port 2. Thats 6gb/s (sata III) spec right? Theres no reason for this board to have 6 sata II slots coming from 2010 or 2011, whenever this beast came out. And Im on a Rev. 1 board.

Screenshot of user manual from ASUS PDF page 2-21


Edited by SwishaMane - 3/11/14 at 4:20am
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what does the very next page tell you? the R2 board appears to be all SATA III
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My manual says the brown ports are 6 Gb/s and the black ports are 3 Gb/s. Either way, that doesn't really help me solve my issue. The issue is that none of the brown ports are recognizing HDDs plugged into them. So 6/8 of the ports on the board are not working. Any idea what could be wrong? Here is a summary of what I've done so far:

1) Verified that cables and HDDs are working by plugging them on other PC;
2) Flashed CMOS;
3) Tried IDE and AHCI modes;
4) Turned off the Display OptionROM thing in the BIOS (read that it fixed the issue for some people);
5) Updated the BIOS;
6) Installed windows 8.1 using the slower ports and then installed the latest drivers for mobo (chipset, SATA, USB3.0, etc...)
7) Formatted and initialized the hard drives using my other PC;

So far the only way it will boot is if I have the SSD where I installed the OS on one of the black ports. None of the brown ones work.
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My manual says the brown ports are 6 Gb/s and the black ports are 3 Gb/s. Either way, that doesn't really help me solve my issue. The issue is that none of the brown ports are recognizing HDDs plugged into them. So 6/8 of the ports on the board are not working. Any idea what could be wrong? Here is a summary of what I've done so far:

1) Verified that cables and HDDs are working by plugging them on other PC;
2) Flashed CMOS;
3) Tried IDE and AHCI modes;
4) Turned off the Display OptionROM thing in the BIOS (read that it fixed the issue for some people);
5) Updated the BIOS;
6) Installed windows 8.1 using the slower ports and then installed the latest drivers for mobo (chipset, SATA, USB3.0, etc...)
7) Formatted and initialized the hard drives using my other PC;

So far the only way it will boot is if I have the SSD where I installed the OS on one of the black ports. None of the brown ones work.

reflash bios !
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