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    Default Re: GB X58 Extreme sata ports bug?

    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled << Must be enabled for SATA CD/DVD Functions ????

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...e-modeATA.mspx

    • Compatible mode. A controller that operates in compatible mode emulates a legacy IDE controller, which is a non-standard extension of the ISA-based IDE controller. In compatible mode, the controller requires two ISA-style dedicated IRQs (14 and 15) that cannot be shared with other devices. Because compatible mode requires dedicated resources, the ATA controller for the boot device (which is usually integrated in chipsets on the motherboard) is the only controller on a system that is likely to operate in compatible mode.

    • Native mode. A controller that operates in native mode acts as a true PCI device that does not require dedicated legacy resources and can be configured anywhere in the system. ATA controllers running in native mode use their PCI interrupt for both channels and can share this interrupt with other devices in the system, like any other PCI device. Add-in ATA controllers generally operate in native mode.


    It has nothing to do with DVD or CD drives. Its to do with the way your OS deals out resources if your drives can run with it in native (enabled) then less resourses are used by windows.
    Last edited by Lee_Kay; 12-07-2008 at 12:30 PM.

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    Default Re: GB X58 Extreme sata ports bug?

    Thanks for all the help. 2009 ATi working great.

    Hard Disk Boot Priority...somehow had missed that in bios, I was having to pull out all drives and put them in one at time, when boot order was apparently messed up...that is very helpful bios tip!

    Sata raid/AHCI is disabled. the sata port 0-3 is also disabled, that just puts me in legacy mode with each having its own IRQ as lee kay states.

    smart backup has 4 options, raid 0, raid 1, ?raid/large something, and normal is last one. Back in post 7 I said I had tried messing with it and ended up using restore. What I did with my OS drive and 1 of 2 backup drives in GB ports was hit normal then hit apply ( I left 1 backup drive unplugged just in case, both have same info)...I was thinking this would give me normal ports instead of raid...what it did was wipe out both drives and still left only 2 ports for raid...booting up with xp disc both drives just had unpartitioned space. Would not recommend anyone doing that. Took me just 10 mins to get everything back with ATI however, then reflashed bios and set defaults. I wont be playing with smart drive anymore
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    Default Re: GB X58 Extreme sata ports bug?

    So you get it all fixed up now then? Ya, keep in mind anytime you switch Disk modes or Flash/Load optimized you will/may have to redo your boot priority order

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