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-Ice

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Nov 26, 2011
Why is Samsing Magician telling me this? Do I need to install separate SATA 3 drivers? I never had to do this before.

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don256us

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Jul 17, 2003
Check the manual for your board. Not all SATA ports are created equal. Make sure that the SATA port that you are plugged in to is SATA 3 6Gb/s and not SATA 2.

Alternatively, make sure that the SATA cable is seated firmly and/or replace the SATA cable.
 
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-Ice

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Nov 26, 2011
Thanks for that! I think it ended up being some drivers I did not install. Previous install used a CD that came with the motherboard; this time I thought I'd just download stuff from the website and obviously I missed something. Went back, clean install, and installed drivers from CD first then updated online and things are working better now.
 

don256us

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Drivers for what? The motherboard? I've seen boards that use a marvel chipset that needs a driver to work but usually it works or not not working at a lower speed. At least in my experience.
 
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-Ice

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Yeah, it seems so. The only change I made to my install procedure was to install from a CD instead of installing the drivers manually, so there must be something on the CD that I missed --- looks like something called Asmedia 106X SATA Controller.