Didn’t at first but then did for subsequent attempts. What are your full system spec’s? Was then able to restore my original windows boot image on the the array and all is well. Copyright c Tweak Town Pty Ltd. Home Help Login Register.

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I was hoping this was a simple question but no replies Several more reboots did nothing to help. Not sure how Gigabyye would perform though, if you test please let us know. Windows fails to see the RAID volume.

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Then after moving the SATA cable of my additional drive from the bottom to the top port it magically appeared again?.?.? November 04, Only after numerous restarts, shutdowns, and complete power-off restarts, including the dreaded no post blank screen everything came up just before I was getting ready to reset CMOS.

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Thanks for the replies. Also i dont think windows experience indec score can ever show more than 5. I’m using F6 but also used F5 without an issue. I don’t want that. So here are the symptoms that I am encountering. I know, however, that if I add a drive to either channel, it will not show up in the BIOS – which seems wrong to me.


The jmicron is a 32 bit driver, you can also get the 64 bit on their website. I do feel that this Marvell SATA controller is a negative aspect of this motherboard and I know from reading of other user’s experiences across the platforms that it is not highly rated.

After unplugging the HDD that I had my temporary installation of Windows on, which was plugged into the top Marvell SATA port along with a second HDD in the bottom port the board would spin up the fans but no post beep, no video or nothing.

November 07, Proceed to go into RAID utility and notice that one or both of the drives have disappeared no longer being reported.

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Secure erased both via mobo RAID utility and then rebuilt array. Remember, when all else fails a cup gigabytw tea and a good swear will often help! It won’t solve the problem but it will make you feel better. The manual is a bit confusing about it. Must have tired from doing 20″ of snow today.


Didn’t at first but then did for subsequent attempts. Drivers load successfully and state that device is operating normally within device manager.

The time now is Hi there, pleased you seem to have sorted the problem. According to the manual, using the Standard mode allows it to work as a port muiltiplier and you can supposedly just hook up 4 SATA drives and run them independently.

Can anyone confirm or deny that’s how things should work? So, I tried “Normal” which sounds like “off” but then I noticed that only one of my two drives shows up in the list of recognized drives in the standard BIOS settings screen that lists all the drives. I’ll try to hook up a third drive now just to see what happens.

What are your full system spec’s?

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