1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 10:50 PM by parsec RSS

    Intel 520-120g sometimes SATA1, sometimes SATA2 on ICH9R


      Hey Guys,


      Just purchased an Intel 520 120gig SSD


      I have a Gigabyte EP35-DS3P motherboard (P35 + ICH9R)

      I am running the SSD on port 1 of the ICH9R in AHCI mode with a fresh windows 7 Ultimate install with latest chipset and Rapid Storage drivers.


      Intel Rapid Storage Technology app mostly shows the drive @ SATA 1.5Gb/s, whilst on occasional boots it shows as SATA 3Gb/s


      I have tried port 0 and port 1 of the ICH9R

      I have tried 2 different SATA cables (am currently using cable supplied with drive).


      Needless to say i'm not getting the performance i'd hoped for.

      I realise my board does not support SATA 3 (6Gb/s) but at least if i can get the interface to consistent run SATA 2 i'd be happy.


      Anyone have any ideas?


      Any help appreciated.