Intel Core i7-960 3.20GHz LGA1366 CPU BX80601960
MB Intel BOX DX58OG
PSU Corsair 600W
MEM 4G KST KVR1333D3/4GR x3
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Western Digital 500 GB SATA 6.0 GB-s Internal OEM Drive WD5000AAKX
Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA 6GB/s Internal OEM Drive WD2002FAEX
Just built this machine. Installed Windows 7 on the 500GB drive. Both drives are plugged into the blue SATA 6GB ports on my board. My drivers
for these controllers are Marvell 91xx SATA 6G v188.8.131.522 (Dated 3/7/2011).
The second 2TB drive shows up in BIOS as well as Drive Management in Windows, but it will not be recognized as an accessible drive that can be formatted, partitioned, or anything. I get an error each time I attempt to format or partition through Drive Management.
When I plug the 2TB drive into one of the other (black, Intel) SATA ports, the drive works fine, but in the blue ports it just won’t seem to work. The 500GB drive, however, works perfectly as the boot disk in these ports.
I would be fantastic if I could actually make use of the 6GB SATA ports, it’s part of the reason I purchased this board and these drives together. So far Intel tech support has no answers. Does anyone know what might be going on here? Please help!