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SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Q: SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Yesterday I had a PC technician around to see why my PC was not booting-up properly and also to change my SSD to a larger SSD. As I am visually challenged I cannot do hardware upgrades etc, so I got a Techie guy in.

We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

Anyway, while he was diagnosing my boot-up issue he discovered I had a malfunctioning network card; while removing this, he noticed all the SATA settings were set to SATA 2.

When he reset these to SATA 3, the PC would not start-up! When he set them again to SATA 2 there was no problem and it worked fine?

Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

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A: SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.
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See My Specs. Intel SATA II works better for me than Marvel SATA III. All those spec sheets means very little in real world applications. I chose the Intel 510 for three reasons, reliability, reliability, 5 year warranty.
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A:Asus P6x58D-E Marvell 9128 SATA 3 problems

Our boards are similar. I am not experincing your problem. Check you driver against the snip I have attached.

Attachment 167484
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A:Solved: SATA III not detected in bios Asus P6X58D Premium

Only the burst speed will increase going to SATA 6Gbs, sequential read and write speeds do not exceed SATA 3Gbs speeds.

The 6Gbs ports on your motherboard are provided by an additional Marvell controller, therefor they should not show up in the BIOS but in the Marvell ROM that loads after the initial BIOS. The Marvell controller also needs to be enabled in the BIOS, and it may be disabled.

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Asus motherboards: P6X58D-E does it support UEFI

Looking at the specs
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A:HP Pavilion a1777c Motherboard Native Support For Both SATA ...

Your motherboard does have suppport for EIDE and SATA hard disks.  I suggest purchaseing and using a new SATA drive. You never know when a EIDE drive is going to stop functioning and really disappoint you.
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Why would you need 2 DVD-Writers ?
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Same problem on the wednsday you are talking about

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Hi and welcome to Techspot. Since you have two different-sized drives, you will not be needing the RAID controller. Disable it, and everything should work fine.
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you may need a BIOS update and/or a windows patch.
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totally depends on the pc mate.
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Probably some fakeraid BS..
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A:SATA Raid on Asus SK8V not flying with XP

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Barton 2600+
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i made 2 partitions on the SATA drive
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When i copy the same movie from a drive 2 the other it takes about 35 sec.
It really bugs me. I thought the problem was the SATA hard drive and i changed it with an WD 160g SATA and i had the same results !!! :knock:
When i 'enqueque' 2000 mp3 files in winamp on the ATA drive it takes about 20 sec, on the SATA drive it takes 3-4 minutes.
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Might the problem be the SATA module on the Mobo ?