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Spinpoint F3 1TB Dislikes SATA 6

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Hi all,
Went to switch over to the SATA 6 channel on my mobo (just in case the problem is worse than Intel are letting on), and my HDD really does not like it, rather than spin up like normal, I just get a heavy clunking sound every second or so. I've tried 2 different cables (one of which was a 'SATA 6' one).
SATA 6 is meant to be fully backwards compatible so why the issue? Anyone else have this HDD and tried it on SATA 6?
Went back to the SATA 3 channel, the clunking seems to be more of a risk to my data than Intel's design flaw ever will be redface.gif
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Update your firmware here. The release says it's to fix compatability with SB850, but at the time that was the only chipset that supported SATA 6gbps. Updating the firmware will fix your problem.
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Update your firmware here. The release says it's to fix compatability with SB850, but at the time that was the only chipset that supported SATA 6gbps. Updating the firmware will fix your problem.

eh, I think I will just stick with SATA 3 for now.
Thanks for the fix though thumb.gif
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