Ok, one more question. Do you have any idea why even the extended test ran perfectly fine in safe mode? That is why I am hesitant to return it again.. it makes me think it could be a Windows issue.
Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe
No. Sata is backward compatable, meaning it will run on sata II or sata III. It does happen. I once recently bought 4 motherboards before I got one that worked. It's not just your luck. Just hook it up to sata II0, and disconnect 1 of the cables from any other hard drive you have in the machine before you install on the next one. Sorry you're having the problem.