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Windows 7: Windows keeps "losing" secondary HDDs

24 Dec 2011   #11

Pro x64

Just thought I'd update.

I monitored voltages and found nothing out of the ordinary.

I received the RMA'd replacement. The other drive I thought died came back to life in my USB enclosure. I have both the OLD "drive B" and the new replacement running without any problems now.

I did replace all the cables prior to this configuration and that didn't fix it.

I now have the SSD on SATA0, SATA1 is empty, SATA2 has the DVD drive, SATA3 has the "drive b", SATA4 has the RMA'd 2TB drive, SATA5 empty. Seagate 2TB external on USB2.

They sent me a WD20EACS drive instead of the WD20EARS.

Has been flawless since my last post or so. I've considered putting the case back together but don't want to jinx it now lol. I also have no use for the "drive b" but too paranoid to take it out since it's been working so well now. lol.. I use it for some 3x redundancy in backups..

Have come to realize it is the MOBO issue, but in reading GigaByte's RMA procedures.. I'm a little .. OK, a LOT po'd. I'll be buying another brand MOBO in the future and probably just throw this one out. I won't be buying any more Gigabyte products in the future.

I also got my replacement for the other failed SSD.. Surprised they still have new stock for the OCZ Agility drives to send out! It's still sitting in the box untouched for now..

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24 Dec 2011   #12

win 7 ( 64 bit)

by chance are you using the (white) SATA 6Gb ports ?
if so remove the drives from the 6gb and only use the (blue) 3gb ports and see what happens.

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24 Dec 2011   #13

Pro x64

I only have my SSD boot drive on one of the SATA 6Gb ports. all the other drives are on 3Gb ports. I haven't messed with that drive since the beginning and it hasn't given me any problems so I am a little hesitant to mess with it now that it is all working..
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24 Dec 2011   #14

win 7 ( 64 bit)

i asked because i remember a friend had some trouble with a Gigabyte board and it had something to do with pluging both 6gb ports in at the same time. not sure if it was a bios fix or how he got it working.

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