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post #21 of 42
Use the white one's on the asus boards. I get 395mb/s random read with my C300

They are faster than the Marvel blue ones
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I hope you're right

Also, can you tell me the difference between the grey SATA III ports and the dark blue ones?

I know the light blue ports are SATA II, but I was wondering if the differently coloured SATA III ports would make a difference in performance.

Since our EVO mobo has 4 SATA III ports... I think I can manage without an RMA.
The dark blue Sata 3 ports have Marvell controller. I think normal HDD's would work fine, but don't put an SSD there with a Sandforce 1200 controller, I tried it, and performance was almost cut in like 40%.
    
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Okay, so currently I have 2x 1TB F3 drives in raid 0, 1x Intel 120GB SSD and a Blu-Ray Combo drive.

All I have to do is transfer the 3 HDD's into the Sata 6 ports and I should be good? There is no way I can deal with returning the motherboard and then re-assembling it.

Then setting everything back the way it is now, with OS and Programs...no way,if I do the above as has been recommended by many.

I wont have to Re-Install OS(SSD) or lose my Raid O setup, will I?

Thanks.
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post #24 of 42
Regardless weather or not it effects you who wants a faulty motherboard?I would expect everything to be working properly or get a new fixed board.Just because you don't use a function doesn't mean it's ok that it doesn't work.These boards aren't cheap.Don't try and downplay the issue to make yourself feel better,you have a faulty mobo with a lot less resale value.
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post #25 of 42
I'm not trying to make myself feel better, however there is too much inconvenience for me to replace it.

Especially when there is a work around for now and it might not even affect me years down the road.

I never keep a PC for more then 2 years, but if I do decide to keep this one for 3 years+ I can easily get a new board down the road for cheap.

Trust me I went through hell to fix up my current PC, it is working fine for now, maybe I'll look into a replacement in a Month or Two if this issue is bigger then what is reported.
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post #26 of 42
With my Asus Maximus IV, I have my 2 X25-M 160GB in the Intel SATA 6 and my 2X 1TB (back-up) in the 2 Marvell SATA 6. My Blu-ray player is on the ''faulty'' SATA 3 port, but who cares?

I will now patiently wait for an exchange later down the road. I won't tear down my 3 watercoolling loops for fun again, since I did it last sunday. Sigh. 1 day before the ''anouncement''. Takes a full day to clean everything, rinse, flush and refill the loops.
    
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post #27 of 42
I agree.

1. SATA 3 ports aren't affected.
2. SATA 2 port degradation isn't instantaneous, its will probably take months if not years
3. Intel has already stated that if the SATA 2 port goes bad the data on the drive won't be affected.
4. Intel and board manufacturers aren't going to just throw their customers under the bus. I'm expecting either some sort of retrograde fix or free replacement of all affected boards within a month or two, long before SATA 2 ports will have degraded.

chill out..
     
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post #28 of 42
I'll be waiting for an announcement from Gigabyte and then decide on what i'm going to do. As it stands now, new refreshed models won't arrive until the end of febuary and those will likely be for sale at shops rather than used as RMA hardware.

So if anyone RMAs now they will be on a pretty long waiting list i'd imagine; as shops with backed up faulty boards will be wanting to get the new refreshed models on sale ASAP and i'd presume they will get priority.

With that being said, your HDDs and SSDs won't fail or degrade, just the performance through the SATA ports. So just use the ports if you need them until we get more information. I've already seen people saying.

"I installed my SSD 2 weeks ago and it's performing at 200MBp/s and now it's only 225 OMGBBQ".

Remember SSD performance does get worse as you fill up the drive and most drives will have a performance hit after many years of use! Stop jumping the gun .

And no your Drives won't catch on fire!
post #29 of 42
There is no need for a OS re-Installation and I wont lose my Raid-O set up if I change it to the sata 6GB port right?
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There is no need for a OS re-Installation and I wont lose my Raid-O set up if I change it to the sata 6GB port right?
I highly doubt it. The system doesn't care what drives are on what ports, as long as the boot drive is selected in BIOS the rest usually sorts itself out. You might get a notice in windows to restart your pc, but that's the worst of it.
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