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    Default Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    I'm currently using the GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard and when trying to install a SATA II hard drive the BIOS won't reconize it. What is the proper settings for this? Would someone please help me with this? Thank you in advance. I can only get it to recognize my drive as a IDE not SATA II?
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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    you mean its set to ide in bios?? theres

    ide
    mhci
    mhci/raid options i think.but ide is sata also. It depends on whether you have sata or ide drive connected
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    Cool Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    But I do have a SATA II. That is mainly what I'm saying that it seems the only way a Sata drive will be recognized would be to install 2 sata drives as though you're a RAID configuration. You shouldn't have to do that should you? Thank you warren300 for helping.
    So I'm asking if I have a SATA drive what all should be enabled in the BIOS in order to have it properly configured?

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    yeah it will run sata2 speeds in ide,it wont let you select sata2 because theres no option for it,only raid which you dont want or ahci which enables different hard drive features...its just the way gigabyte label it.does it see your drive when set to ide in bios??? ifso its normal it will run at sata2 speeds mine are set up that way too
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    Okay, thank you much warren300 I understand now.

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    i use this program to test my hdd's performance if you wanna try it

    http://download.softpedia.com/dl/6bf...ch/bench32.zip



    thats the speed of my drives in ide/sata
    Gigabyte ex58-ud5 f12 bios
    Intel i7 920 d0 @3.8ghz 24/7-normal cpu voltage 1.18750v/c1e/turbo/multi threading enabled
    Ocz reaper DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) 3x2gb (OCZ3RPR1800LV6GK) 8-8-8-24-1t-@1.64v-1.3qpi
    Thermolab Baram cpu cooler
    Dual Boot
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-win7 ultimate 64
    1xsamsung 750gb hard drive-windows xp pro 32
    Ati x1950 pro gpu
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    1050w psu
    Nzxt lexa case
    http://i40.tinypic.com/2z3w377.jpg <=3.8ghz overclock template

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    Ya, it is just how Gigabyte differentiates between Normal SATA Mode (IDE) and RAID/AHCI, it only says IDE it will function as SATAII

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    Id post my screenshot using ATTO but then LSD would be a git and post his :)

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    Mine is terrible right now, using an old Seagate (Faulty and dying) 500GB drive only!

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    Default Re: Can't Get BIOS to reconize Serial ATA Drive

    Ooohh i thought you was running the RAID setup as you'd showed me in a previous picture. Was impressive stats, esp compared to my SSD drive lol

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