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post #1551 of 9900
jjceo, I have no reason to doubt you, but using the Asmedia port for the O Drive or C Partition of OS and Programs sounds a bit like a snipe hunt. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt)

The reason I doubt the wisdom of this is that on the Crosshair IV board this 7th SATA port was for JMicron, a real lump of $hit as everybody knows.

No disrespect intended but I really believe I want my lone Intel SSD 510 120 GB on SATA 1 set to AHCI. After all, that is Standard Procedure.
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Originally Posted by jjceo View Post
I have the same problem and I contacted ASUS and got no response for 2 months. By the time I got an e-mail asking for more details, I had solved it the same day I sent the question in.

My Asmedia Sata port was running as a stand alone port so I connected my SSD to it and then my Intel SSD Toolbox worked and I could run the trim tool and do my maintenance. I am actually running 7 SATA devices on this board but using the SSD on the Asmedia port and the others are recognized as a RAID array.
Ah, Is there a echo in this thread.

ICG,

I will not quote myself, but it does seem that I suggested this two pages back.

I had not tested this configuration.

jjceo has, and said that it works.

Try It, You'll Like It.
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post #1553 of 9900
Color me Stubborn if you wish but I plan to contact ASUS about this. Connecting an SSD to a bastard Asmedia SATA port is just too much of a band-aide for my liking.

I like things done right, and that just sounds like a "make-do" solution. Sure it probably works; but for how long and how well.

Please understand I am not a hobbyist with tons of free time to spend entertaining myself with problem after problem. My days of feeling thrilled about having fixed an ostensibly unfixable computer problem ended circa 1995.

Recapitulation of the Obvious: A single SSD always, always, always goes on SATA 1.

And not on some bastard port that is a replacement for JMicron, which we all know was the ultimate Illegitimate Child.

Asmedia, for what it's worth, was a last minute choice, because the intended controller was not ready for production. In short, Asmedia has all the credentials that JMicron had - hence the B word.

And that my friends is the most subtle sarcasm I can muster after having gone for two solid days without sleep, dealing with this silly-ass problem.

ASUS, here I come!
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post #1554 of 9900
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post #1555 of 9900
Question..
Should i upgrade from my Formula IV board to this Formula V board?
Just so i can be at least halfway ready for the new Bulldozer chips to come out...
im really hesitant about this FormIV board with new bios update just so it can handle it...(overclocking might become the biggest issue with this board and the am3+)

I see that is the only problem..doing a bios update to change the hardware to match the new am3+ chips...
also its time for an upgrade i do know i really need to get new graphics cards..but in due time that will happen..
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post #1556 of 9900
I have noted the shortcomings of the SATA chip on the V board from the begining.

Untill there are some BIOS and driver updates to resolve these issues, we will continue to suffer with glitches like ICG has with his SSD being categorized as a RAID disk when it is not.

The V board benches half the READ/WRITE data rate of the IV board, with the exact same setup.

I have not given up hope yet, but I am still not impressed with the V board.
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Sucks you guys are having Sata problems... I have a SSD (vertex 3) and everything is fine for me...
Edited by Russ369 - 8/15/11 at 5:59pm
post #1558 of 9900
Quote:
Originally Posted by odin2free View Post
Question..
Should i upgrade from my Formula IV board to this Formula V board?
Just so i can be at least halfway ready for the new Bulldozer chips to come out...
im really hesitant about this FormIV board with new bios update just so it can handle it...(overclocking might become the biggest issue with this board and the am3+)

I see that is the only problem..doing a bios update to change the hardware to match the new am3+ chips...
also its time for an upgrade i do know i really need to get new graphics cards..but in due time that will happen..

The CH4F is a very good board it will run BD with a BIOS up date
BIOS updates are a common thing these days
There has been more talk of more BD delays
I would opt for video cards at this time
I believe that CH5F will be shot lived but I do like my CH5F
There has been talk that the next generation of BD will need a different socket
This is my opinion
Edited by Tweeky - 8/15/11 at 5:36pm
    
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What's the advantages of using the USB 3.0 ports?
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post #1560 of 9900
I am actuallly planning on this coming month to build a new notebook & getting new graphics...5770 Crossfire is really time for upgrade...specially for editing photos and video...(this is my opinion and im sticking with it) i like new items keeps me some what happy that my computer can stay uptodate lol


Issues with sata uh oh i think i can wait until BD gets released and until revisions will be made for the motherboards that are out for am3+...

6000 series gpus here i come
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