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    naos
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    BIOS doesn't see 6Gb SATA drives, though Marvel driver seems to see them

    I'm having a problem with my first build. My two 1.5T WD SATA 6Gb drives aren't showing up in BIOS, though they do show up in the on-screen text right before I start the BIOS utiity (you can tell I'm a build noob from how I phrase that, right?). Maybe I'm trying to connect too many SATA components?

    I've hooked up:
    Marvell 6Gb SATA 1: WD 1.5 Tb 6Gb/s (not detected) <----
    Marvell 6Gb SATA 2: WD 1.5 Tb 6Gb/s (not detected) <----
    ICH10R SATA 1: Crucial 256 SSD (detected)
    ICH10R SATA 2: empty
    ICH10R SATA 3: WD 2.0Tb 3Gb/s (detected)
    ICH10R SATA 4: WD 2.0Tb 3Gb/s (detected)
    ICH10R SATA 5: Plextor 12X Blu-ray burner (detected)
    ICH10R SATA 5: Plextor PX-L890SA DVD burner (detected)

    I tried setting BIOS to ACHI, which didn't help.

    Thanks for any thoughts!

    ~naos
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    The full specs of my build:
    Thermaltake Level 10 GT
    Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W.
    ASUS ROG Rampage Extreme III
    Intel i7 960
    Corsair Vengeance 3 x 4 gb DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
    XFX Radeon 6970
    Zalman CNPS9900A cpu cooler
    Accelero XTREME Plus II vid card cooler
    SSD: Crucial 256 gb
    HD: 2 Western Digital 2TB SATA 3Gb
    HD: 2 Western Digital 1.5TB SATA 6Gb
    Plextor 12X Blu-ray burner
    Plextor PX-L890SA DVD burner
    Lian Li P-FN04B fan controller
    Soundblaster X-fi Titanium Fatal1ty

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    Do you have sata 6g enabled in bios ? ( bios ,advanced / onboard devices configuration / marvel sata 6 g controller -> set to ide or ahci )

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    naos
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    @noein: I think so, though the language in my bios is a little different. I have these two set:
    main / storage configuration / configure sata as --> ahci
    advanced / onboard devices configuration / onboard satag6 controller --> ahci mode
    ...but neither of the 6g drives are visible. Time to call asus tech support, I think.

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    Try booting into windows and check in disk management if those discs are there ... or check in boot priority if you can pick it
    and you can plug out ICH10R SATA 5: Plextor PX-L890SA DVD burner (detected) since your bluray burner is able to burn dvd also .

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    pfeh... asus tech support didn't have anything worth while to say other than "try connecting the sata6Gb/s drives to the sata3Gb/s ports". And they told me I can only run 6 sata drives at once, so I'll have to rethink my configuration anyway.
    Thanks for your thoughts, though noein. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by naos View Post
    pfeh... asus tech support didn't have anything worth while to say other than "try connecting the sata6Gb/s drives to the sata3Gb/s ports". And they told me I can only run 6 sata drives at once, so I'll have to rethink my configuration anyway.
    Thanks for your thoughts, though noein.
    get rid of dvd burner and u have 6 drives

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