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Thread: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

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    Default GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    It doesn't seem like I can find a straight yes or no answer,Can DVD or eSATA be connected to the purple ports? Or does it have to be a hard drive?

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    i have one dvd connected on it. and no problem at all. i think the eSATA also doesn`t have issue.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    Good deal! I would like to know if anyone else is using these ports for optical drives and having any problems,thanks the quick response.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    Quote Originally Posted by qtip View Post
    Good deal! I would like to know if anyone else is using these ports for optical drives and having any problems,thanks the quick response.
    In fact I've just "bumped" my search post and thinking back I believe there was a thread that covered this.
    If i remember rightly (or wrongly) the purple ports on some of the P45 chipsets are listed in the manual as something like "smart backup" etc, and whereas earlier boards (such as mine - see sig) will support anything, including eSATA, some or all of the P45's wouldn't.

    Now I'm not 100% on this, but i do remember something, so if you just want to be absolutely sure, hopefully more UD3R owners will give their feedback. Also I suggest you do a search on the forum for just UD3R
    For all i can remember, it may have been resolved in a bios update, or there are genuine limitations, ie such as eSATA etc, or it could have been a red herring!

    Hopefully you'll get some more feedback.....
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    I am using the GSATA for the boot drive and the DVD ROM, I use the yellow/orange ACHI ones for the raid array. No problems works great
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3R(purple GSATA2)

    I get audio problems with a device connected to it. Checked with DPC lat there is huge changes. . My mobo is UD3R. So I swiched my dvd and br drives to ICH10R and now using my esata drive with Jm; I got hundreds of errors in the Vista 64bit event log and one BSOD when using my esata drive WD 500GM premium es with ICH controller. Both ahci. Jm controller works fine and shows the remove safely icon althought I can't remove the drive as it is allways in use but as it is how swappable I just take the drive off when its lights are not blinking and all is fine, no errors, stutters (except when the drive is connected; just during my backup makings with Acronis TI).
    Last edited by Sakkeus; 02-01-2009 at 06:53 AM.

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