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    Default z97m d3h anyone has issues with these

    Sometimes when I click on the sata drives (internal), it takes like a few seconds to open the drive. I had build many PCs through the years up to the z87 when I click on a drive it opens like 'that'... sometimes no wait... but strangely this gigabyte Micro Atx Z97M has a slight delay.

    2. The internal Realtek PCIE GB Ethernet sometimes cannot get back on line if the system was put to sleep and then I click any button after 10-20mins later to wake it up.. the ethernet goes dead I have to restart again the PC

    3. After reformatting, flush bios put just 1 drive on the cable. I still get a delay in startup. tested with 1 doz brand new memory.. (I am from support group and have all new parts)
    CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-4790K, 4200 MHz (42 x 100)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H
    (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Wildcat Point Z97,
    Intel Haswell System Memory 16269 MB
    (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24

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    Default Re: z97m d3h anyone has issues with these

    The drives that are slow to open, could be asleep due to power saving options.

    Are you using the Intel AHCI SATA driver? If so, is Dynamic Storage Accelerator enabled in the BIOS? Link Power Management may be enabled and is putting inactive drives to sleep. Also Windows Power Plan settings can affect drives sleeping or not.

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    Default Re: z97m d3h anyone has issues with these

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    The drives that are slow to open, could be asleep due to power saving options.

    Are you using the Intel AHCI SATA driver? If so, is Dynamic Storage Accelerator enabled in the BIOS? Link Power Management may be enabled and is putting inactive drives to sleep. Also Windows Power Plan settings can affect drives sleeping or not.
    I will try it out. Is that what it is called in the bios? I did not recall seeing it. Sometime the pc starts up fast n sometimes starts of boot up slow. I had fast boot checked n unchecked but it made no diff.. What settings do I still need to have enabled?
    CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7-4790K, 4200 MHz (42 x 100)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H
    (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Wildcat Point Z97,
    Intel Haswell System Memory 16269 MB
    (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz)
    DIMM3: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A2400C11 8 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24

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    Default Re: z97m d3h anyone has issues with these

    I had to check the GA-Z97M-D3H manual to see if that option is available, I don't see it so they apparently don't have that option available. Or it is enabled by default but not available to the user.

    IMO, the BIOS layout for this board is a mess, poorly organized, surprising after all this time.

    If your BIOS does not have the Dynamic Storage Accelerator option, and you don't have the Intel AHCI/RAID SATA driver installed, then that is not affecting your drives. That option has been part of the Intel SATA driver since version 12, for 8 series chipsets like the Z87. You didn't say if you use the Intel SATA driver or not.

    The Windows Power Plan options may be affecting your drives, that is worth checking.

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    Default Re: z97m d3h anyone has issues with these

    He has to change the BIOS from uefi to classic layout. The setting is available then...Seems this board is pretty buggy though. I have to set pcie speed to 2.0 or else there is a cold start bug which often slows down my system.

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