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Hi, I am getting an issue about every other reboot where it says unable to start windows.

I am using the p8z68 and the corsair 120gb force 3.

Could the issue be that I am using a sata2 cable? Am I suppose to be using sata3?

Thanks
-Billy
post #2 of 5
There is a fault with the SandForce SF-2281 controller on the Force 3 SSDs causing stability issues, you could be affected by this. But windows failing to load every over boot sounds abit odd.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/16/11 at 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
There is a fault with the SandForce SF-2281 controller on the Force 3 SSDs causing stability issues, you could be affected by this.
This.

Try a firmware update
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I know the older version of the hard drive had a lot of issues, but the new release got good reviews. Its installing some windows updates, I will try and firmware update next.

But also, should I got out and buy a SATA3 cable? or is the SATA2 fine?

Thanks
-Billy
post #5 of 5
SATA2 cables and SATA3 cables are nearly identical. A SATA3 cable is just guaranteed to be a certain quality, which allows it to function in SATA3 mode without signal issues.

But most SATA2 cables work fine in SATA3 mode. 100% of mine did. I even have a few SATA1 cables that also work fine. I got them about 8 years ago.
     
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