MX 200 on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard does not go SATA 3 (600) and stays SATA2 (300)

Kilobyte Kid

MX 200 on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard does not go SATA 3 (600) and stays SATA2 (300)

Hi,

I have the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1  mainboard and tried to get a 500 GB MX200 to run. Your webpage sais, it is compatible. However I get the nasty effect, that it only switches into the SATA 300 mode, reducing its speed to roughly 200Mb/sec read&write.

I get the information from crystal disk info.

This only happens, when I try to boot from or with it. 

If I hotplug the device, it goes into the SATA 600 mode as specified, and behaves like that.

After a reboot it stays in that mode. 

If I turn the box of and on again, it goes back to SATA 300 mode.

Well - no way to install windows on that. Windows boots, and ist is in SATA 300 mode Smiley Sad

My system is a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard, AMD 8350 CPU, 16 GB RAM, GeForce GTX 980

I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit and tried both the bare Microsoft and the AMD SATA / ACPI drivers.

Cheers

Ralph

 

3 Replies
JEDEC Jedi

Re: MX 200 on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard does not go SATA 3 (600) and stays SATA2 (300

Check for a BIOS update for the mainboard.

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: MX 200 on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard does not go SATA 3 (600) and stays SATA2 (300

got the last bios in - F14e

 

Kilobyte Kid

Re: MX 200 on a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev. 1 mainboard does not go SATA 3 (600) and stays SATA2 (300

I have the same problem on a Supermicro server where I recently installed 2 of these. Both run with 3Gbps speeds when the board is capable of 6Gbps speeds.

 

Is there any way to force the 6Gbps speeds from within the OS using Linux?