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    Default GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    Hi all,

    I purchased this board for new pc build .I had 8 drives which I planned to install but when I tried to do this I only ended up with installing 5 drives. One of the 5 drives is a BD writer. Is there a issue with this? Also I lost 4TB of data . why is this?
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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    What brand/model hdd? Were they in raid or not? Be sure to update to the latest bios first using qflash
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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    Hi , I am using a OCZ revo x2 256GB as my primary drive . Its a little tricky to install but I had no problem installing this.
    I have 6 x 2TB internal HDD . I wanted to install all of them inside. They are all from different vendors i.e. wd samsung,seagate. The main 2 that I did have a problem with was seagates 2TB and are sata 3. In the end I purchased zalman usb3.0 u3 docking staion which let you do raid 0.

    In the future I would like to have a option to install to install them internally. I found it wasted bandwidth. I have loads of usb3.0's I guess so I can use them instead but having the drives insides means I would have a better cooling option for it. I also had a problem with the case I purchased the thermaltake level10 (normal not gt)but i resolved that by taking the top 2 hdd cables out of the slots and this stopped that issue.

    btw the bios is on f6 right now and I did clear cmos once updated.

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    So 3drives are missing? For sata3 your better off sticking to intel ports,gigabyte/Marvell can cause issues esp in raid,might need to enable uefi in the BIOS too,whenever you flash a BIOS always load optimized defaults and re enter your BIOS settings
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    Thanks for the advice dude. I been trying to get this pc to work the way I want for the past 6 days and yes I tried what you wrote but i didnt update the board using qflash butfrom the website. That said though the board does show to be a f6 when it loads.

    The bios it is confusing and its rubbish , should be a proper uefi bios but only works whilst in windows and even then it doesnt work. Patent pending. dont bother gigabyte.Do a proper bios like asus , asrock have.

    Was reaslly dissapointed with what gigabyte offer even after paying 280 on a mobo.I was willing to spend upto 450 on a good motherboard providing it says exactly what it does. It doesnt do lucid virtua either , what a bummer. the drives which I have put externally using the zalman am hoping run fine in the long run as I have lost faith with the internal chipset. I do get a nice read and write rate which is just over 200MB/s using the external raid though which uses a usb3.0 bus.

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    I havnt seen or used the uefi so can't comment,but regarding SATA ports in general and esp in raid all none Intel ports are flakey and that's across all platforms,for your sata2 drives use Intel and same for sata3

    I think gigabyte are trying to cling onto their dual BIOS feature hence uefi is Windows based and I agree Asus atm have a beta BIOS however when it comes to overclocking and fine voltage adjustment then gigabyte take the lead,that's my own opinion,just stick with it as newer drivers/bios's will be released to fix things,its always the case with new platforms,it takes a while for the drivers ect to catch up
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    I think I am going to keep with it. Took me for ever to set up. I did a few windows install and leanered a little more everytime. The last install I did turned to be the best. I de-attached all the drives and left only the OCZ revo x2 inside. I then let the os updates and the drivers installed with all there updates too. After that I added one drive at a time.

    I was very excited about this build as the last real build I did was a bout 4-5 years ago which was 'nooh watercooling thread'. That was a overkill of a watercooling PC and served mewell tbh. but now the cpu and gpu's are cooler so I used a corsair h70 for the cpu. The thermaltake 10 was not as good as I thought it be. It looks awesome dont get me wrong but its not very practical as I would have liked to be and making this build didnt help that. You need an extra portion of patiance when building something like this and this needed way more than that.

    As far as the board goes am not getting BSOD's and I do every now and then here a POST beep so I guess its bugs that need to be ironed out. However I also have another 128gb SSD which I had no luck of installing. It would have been nice to see that inside the build. I think it doesnt work so I will find that out tomorrow if the ssd works when i take it back to scan.co.uk.

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    Any firmware updates for that ssd? Or can't you get it to show up in BIOS or Windows?
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    I think ssd was dead on arrival. In the bios one thing you cant tell is which port is intels and which is marvell , this buggered me up more.

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    Default Re: GA - Z68x -UD7-B3 Sata drives incompatibilaty

    It will tell you in the mb manual,there should be about 2 sata3 ports and 4 or more sata2
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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