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Multiple SATA drives issue

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Multiple SATA drives issue


    Hey guys,

    I'm having this weird issue/bug.
    I've installed Windows 8 onto my newly SSD, a 120gb Samsung 480.
    After that, I've started my computer and it was unbelievably fast. There was not even a loading screen, so that's a great plus. From my bios window to Windows 8 running was in about a second.

    But then, I wanted to connect my second (and third,and fourth and fifth drive).
    So I plugged them all in, of which one is another SSD and the others just HDD's.

    So I boot up my pc, and I saw the windows 8 loading screen, and it took 16 seconds to compleet. So it went from 1 second to 16 seconds...
    I disconnected all my drives again, except the main SSD, and it booted up in 1 second again.
    So now I only plug in my second SSD, and immediatly it went back into a 16 second boot. (also if i plug in only on HDD, so it's not the SSD's fault)

    So, from where I'm standing right now, it looks that if you use more than 1 SATA port, Windows 8 is having trouble initializing the other disks.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    My specs:
    Windows 8 x64
    i7 2600k
    Asus p8z68v-pro
    8GB DDR3

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Reset your bios to defaults and see if everything is properly detected. If so, and you want to try and get back to that 1 second boot, I would advise you to contact ASUS support because many of those fast boot options just don't play nice with Win 8. However, I also have fast boot options in my ASRock UEFI BIOS as follows:

    Normal
    Fast (6-7 seconds)
    Ultra (1 second)

    I can also tell you that I have no issues with the Fast option but I wouldn't touch the 1 second option with a 10-foot pole because too many people have reported issues with it. Just consider this as an FYI. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Reset your bios to defaults and see if everything is properly detected. If so, and you want to try and get back to that 1 second boot, I would advise you to contact ASUS support because many of those fast boot options just don't play nice with Win 8. However, I also have fast boot options in my ASRock UEFI BIOS as follows:

    Normal
    Fast (6-7 seconds)
    Ultra (1 second)

    I can also tell you that I have no issues with the Fast option but I wouldn't touch the 1 second option with a 10-foot pole because too many people have reported issues with it. Just consider this as an FYI. Good luck.
    Thanks for the info, I will contact ASUS for this issue
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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