Moving this thread to the Desktop Board section of the Support Community.
Mike (Open Port Community Manager)
I have the same Bad Axe 2 and Q6700, I have a RAID0 on the ICH7R and a RAID1 storage array on the Marvel. I've found that certain DVD-RW drives do not play well with RAID enabled. Moving it to the Marvel does not remedy it either, the same thing happens. Example, I had another system have the DVD-RW need replacing so I took the perfectly working Samsung SH-203 out of my Bad Axe 2 system and put it in the other system and a new Samsung SH-223Q went in the Bad Axe 2. I soon started noticing that Vista would hang while the new Samsung either dropped off being recognized by the controller or resumed being recognized. I thought initially that this was because the new Samsung was faulty and tried another SH-223Q I had and it did the same thing. This is either a case of the firmware on some SATA DVD-RW not playing well with the ICH7R in RAID mode or the BIOS on the Bad Axe 2 not liking these drives when the ICH7R is in RAID mode. My only difference was that I multi-boot XP 32-bit, Vista Business 64-bit and Vista Ultimate 64-bit and in XP it never exhibited the hang behavior. I can't give you a remedy except to find a DVD-RW that doesn't behave this way or get rid of the RAID. My solution was to put the Samsung SH-203 back in my system and the new SH-223Q in the other one.