How it looks in Windows Device Manager (Storage controller, not disk)?
Try to replace driver for controller using manual driver update option in device manager (needs to point to folder with unpacked 220.127.116.117 x32-x64) .
Thank you that solves this issue!
Unfortunately I have another issue, which I've seen is somewhat recurring in the forum for while. It involves not being able to boot the ssd after system sleep with this current chip-set and brand of motherboard.
If i try following the guidelines for setting up the Bios by Intel, then the boot drive is not detected (Storage Boot Option --> UEFI ONLY), I've updated my Bios to run the most recent version (F5).
Now honestly it is not a deal-breaker for me, as my computer boots so fast. However i just wanted to see someone had managed to pinpoint the problem.