1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 2, 2011 10:40 AM by CarWiz

    DH67CF No Sata 3 support?

    jonyoko

      Hi

       

      I am new, so please welcome me nice n quietly. :-D

      I just installed my DH67CF motherboard a few days ago.

      Everything installed nicely, except my SSD drive.

      It is Sata3, the cable I just installed now, to test, is also Sata3, however when I check in the Intel  Rapid Storage Technology application which shows details about the drives installed, it shows it running in 3Gbit speeds.

      I kind of got the motherboard, and SSD to enable 6Gbit speeds, so need to know what am I missing.

      After running some tools from Intel to confirm all drivers are updated, I am still stuck.

      Drive itself on my friends desktop, connected at 6Gbit, so wondering is the motherboard faulty?

       

      Any solutions, help, comments, etc. would be appreciated.

       

      Thanks

      Jon

        • 1. Re: DH67CF No Sata 3 support?
          CarWiz

          You might want to go into your BIOS and check to see how the drive(s) are being recognized. It will be under Configuration, SATA. Also check the SATA MODE and see it it's set to IDE. If it is, it's set to legacy mode and will drop the transfer rate down. Use caution--If the system (Windows) was loaded with the MODE set to IDE, Widows probably didn't load the drivers for AHCI and your system will crash if you just change it to AHCI (Needed for 6Gb/s) and reboot.

           

          See this description on how to implement AHCI after Windows has already been installed with the BIOS SATA MODE set to IDE.

          http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-7-rc-after-installation/

           

          NOTE: Some of the SSD drives need the MODE set to IDE to load a firmware update.