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[HC] GIGABYTE Releases Free Tool to Check SATA Connection on Intel Chipset

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GIGABYTE however, has developed a tool that will conduct a quick test to let you know whether your system is safe, or if you should switch the ports your devices are plugged into. The tool will return one of three scenarios;

The 1st scenario is where there are no devices connected to the affected Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports, and the utility will let you know that your “SATA configuration (is) OK”.
The 2nd scenario is where your devices are all connected to the affected Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports, and the utility will advise you to “(Please) move 1 or 2 devices from (the) Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports to the free SATA 3.0 ports.
The 3rd scenario is where you have devices connected to the affected Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports and the SATA 3.0 ports are also populated. Here the utility will advice you that “Use of (the) Intel PCH SATA 2.0 ports is not recommended”.
I don't like the Sandybridge bandwagon, but i want to make sure that everyone has a shot at making sure their board works.

EDIT: Gigabyte's tool claims that it is for GIGABYTE MOBOs ONLY. But seeing as how it is checking the chipset which should be identical for every board, i cannot verify the validity of that statement. Be that as it may, if you want to try this and you don't have a Gigabyte board, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. Sorry, wish i had some better news.


Cheers,
Gigalisk
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Edited by Gigalisk - 2/9/11 at 6:19am
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Thanks?

Better get back up to your perch before someone else from the 980x club sees you talking to us.
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Hmmm....
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thanks?

Better get back up to your perch before someone else from the 980x club sees you talking to us.
ouch!
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Thanks?

Better get back up to your perch before someone else from the 980x club sees you talking to us.
dont be a prick

Thanks for the link OP.
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dont be a prick
Weird... same thing I was thinking.
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Thanks?

Better get back up to your perch before someone else from the 980x club sees you talking to us.
What's this all about?
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1) Repost: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ries-sata.html
2) Useless tool. It would be faster to just to LOOK at your mobo.
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Thanks?

Better get back up to your perch before someone else from the 980x club sees you talking to us.


Anyways, a guy I work with just bought one of these motherboards. He'll be happy when I link him to this. Nice find

@Duckie.... I seeee now. OK. I didn't quite get it before. Now i do I thought it actually gave you a real-time status on your malfunctioning port(s).... if it was defective.
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Anyways, a guy I work with just bought one of these motherboards. He'll be happy when I link him to this. Nice find
It's pretty pointless... it just tells you if a SATA 3Gb/s port is in use.

Just look at the mobo. The SATA ports are almost always color coded.
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