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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by hli53194;12229000 
Wait, SATA degreades?

It does on the new Intel P67 chipset. It supposedly degrades over time eventually ending up going out altogether.

Intel issued a recall on all the motherboards and they pulled all of them from the market until they can get new versions out.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis;12228979 
Is that something in HDTune or is that in Admin Tools in the control panel?

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Originally Posted by hli53194;12229000 
Wait, SATA degreades?
The P67 and H67 are flawed. The SATA 3Gb/s degrades over time.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12229021 
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The P67 and H67 are flawed. The SATA 3Gb/s degrades over time.

It is all blank...
blankk.png

unless there is something I need to enable first?

SMART is checked under the info tab, so I assume it is enabled... confused.gif
post #14 of 26
It usually needs enabled in the bios first. At least with all the boards i have owned I had too.
 
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post #15 of 26
I'm not sure if this would be suitable or of help, but I downloaded SeaTools from the Seagate Website which runs SMART tests on compatible HDD's. Just an alternative if you can't get it to do so using HDTune.
    
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by terraprime;12229099 
It usually needs enabled in the bios first. At least with all the boards i have owned I had too.

No, it does not.


If you cannot see SMART while in the OS, it is due to your drivers. IDE and Intel ACHI drivers will pass SMART values while AMD ACHI drivers will not. Also, you also generally cannot see the SMART values of members disks of an array.
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post #17 of 26
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No, it does not.


If you cannot see SMART while in the OS, it is due to your drivers. IDE and Intel ACHI drivers will pass SMART values while AMD ACHI drivers will not. Also, you also generally cannot see the SMART values of members disks of an array.

Well I remember installing all the drivers when I got the board, and the drive is a single drive not in an array so I have no idea what is wrong...

Maybe the version of HDTune I have doesn't support these drivers? Since the board is new and everything.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;12229021 
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The P67 and H67 are flawed. The SATA 3Gb/s degrades over time.

does the p55 based boards do this?

got me worried now.

and are we talking about the port or the hd?
The hdd won't even be able to max out the port so you wouldn't even be able to tell it degrading.
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post #19 of 26
I've never been able to view SMART info through HDTune. I've had no such problems with CrystalDiskInfo though.
post #20 of 26
What they say you should do is plug the most possible thing on the SATA 6gb/s. Even if it's running at 3gb/s, it'll work...
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