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Could be... anything is possible. The 0x109 is caused by data corruption.. usually points to memory, but can also often be caused by a driver... but could be any driver not necessarily the SATA driver. I probably wouldn't worry about it unless it happens again. A quick question though... You do have advanced power management set to never power down the HDD (actually your SSD)? Specifically the setting for: "Turn Off Hard Disk After". It should be set to "Never". I ask, because you said it happened while you were away from the computer (sleeping). You can get this error if the SSD is powered down, and doesn't respond to a "power up" instruction from the OS fast enough.
Regarding your question about the newer driver being listed on the Intel site, but not at the ASUS or GIGABYTE site... Intel will always have the newest drivers first.. They develop them... the motherboard manufacturers will usually post the newer drivers... well... when they get to it.
If you do see the BSOD again, as the tech on the other site suggested, remove the newer driver, and reinstall the old to see if the problem goes away. Just like graphic drivers, the newest isn't always the best for your system. They are supposed to be, but it is impossible to test new drivers under every scenario/motherboard/hardware configuration, so sometimes they can be buggy under certain conditions. I'm not implying that there is a definate problem with the enterprise drivers... but you never know.
Any time you have any RAID array on your system, the selection for SATA mode must be set for RAID. This does not create any problem for drives that are not part of your ARRAY. The RAID drivers (both Intel and AMD) also contain the AHCI drivers that are used for any drive that is not part of the ARRAY. In a nutshell, your 3 - 500GB Blues are using the RAID driver, and your SSD is using the AHCI driver even though your driver "mode" is set to RAID.
I'm not sure what you mean when you say windows doesn't detect your SSD as an SSD. Which version of Windows?

Thanks for the info. I have "Turn Off Hard Disk After" set to "Never." Ever since the BSOD, I haven't encountered it again or any problem for that matter. I build my desktop about a week ago and left it on 24/7. The day before the BSOD I turned it off for the night and turned it on in the morning. The BSOD occurred a few hours after I turned it on. Then, the see if I had a problem with cold boots, I turned the computer off last night and turned it on this morning. It's been running the whole day without any issue. Hope it stays this way!
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I just want to make sure, does SSD cache lower the life span of a SSD?
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sean, i had to install a new ssd...i had to do this entire process with a brand new samsung 830 128 drive.

For some reason this time around, windows does not see my hdd. Intel Rapid Storage sees the drive and so does my mobo....but it wont show up in my computer or anywhere else for that matter

any idea what is causing this?
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I just want to make sure, does SSD cache lower the life span of a SSD?
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sean, i had to install a new ssd...i had to do this entire process with a brand new samsung 830 128 drive.

For some reason this time around, windows does not see my hdd. Intel Rapid Storage sees the drive and so does my mobo....but it wont show up in my computer or anywhere else for that matter

any idea what is causing this?

Go into disk management and assign it a drive letter.
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it wont work. the only drive showing up is the C drive (SSD). in the lower pane it shows the HDD Unassigned, the my DVD Rom (D Drive).
If i right click on it the option to asign is not there.

If i right click on the C or D drives the option is there.....but nothing for the HDD
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well, i got it...but i learned a hard lesson along the way....
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Code:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?271063-SSD-Write-Endurance-25nm-Vs-34nm/page138

Check this thread people. As of today, many testers form Xtremesystems are doing stress test on the Samsung 830 64gb. Seems our good Samsungs are, just plainly, the fastest SSDs in the market. With the exact same test, the sustained write output of the Samsung 830 64gb surpases every other drive. Time to knock Crucial M4s off their little throne biggrin.gif
    
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Idk

Well, wouldn't it be like RAM where it would dump what's on the given space and load it all again?

Forgive me, I'm an absolute noob when it comes to cache.
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why is it that my drive is a 128 gb sdd....but prior to installing anything it only reads as 119 gb?

i understand how a 1tb hdd is really only 930 gb....but idk why they list it at 128 when its really only 119. Where is that other 9 gb of space?
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You have it spot on in your post.
128 GB acc. to manufacturers is 128,000,000,000 bytes.
Which is 125,000,000 kilobytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~122,070 megabytes. (div. by 1024)
Which is ~119.2 gigabytes. (div. by 1024)
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