Quote: Originally Posted by whest
If you have the intel chipset and AHCI enabled in the bios before installing the OS you may need to install the intel matrix storage manager software /driver
Download here : Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
Latest Version : RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards
Im not sure this will work because you would think the problem would of been there before - seems to be related to the new hardware if so I would check your bios settings if they were somehow reset. However, if you have the intel chipset AHCI enabled and no matrix or rapid storage manager it fits the description for slow transfer rates, and no harm in trying.
Both of those told me something about my hardware not meeting the minimum requirements or something like that.
I looked around my BIOS. I saw a setting about SATA stuff and it was set to "Enhanced IDE." The other options were RAID and AHCI. Choosing RAID got me a black screen telling me to add a bootable device. Choosing AHCI got me to the "Starting Windows" screen before it crashed & rebooted.
Something completely unrelated -- any time I change something in my BIOS, I have to completely power off my machine to get it to completely boot again. It will POST, then it just sits on my ASUS splash screen unless I unplug the computer. Is that normal?