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Internal Hard Drive on Marvell Controller Removable?


Steve C

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Curiously, one of my internal hard drives attached to a Marvell SATA port shows as a removable drive when AHCI mode is selected but as a standard fixed drive when IDE mode is selected in the BIOS.

I'm using a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard and using the latest version of the Marvell SATA driver (Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller).

Is there a fix to the annoyance of the drive showing up as removable in AHCI mode? Is there much of a performance hit in selecting IDE mode? The drive is only used for file history backup anyway so performance is not a big issue.
 

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broe23

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That would be a motherboard bios issue that you need to get in touch with Gigabyte about.
 

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Steve C

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Gigabyte advised reinstalling the Marvell SATA driver but this made no difference. I suspect there is a bug in the driver. I've now moved the drive to an Intel SATA port and all works fine.
 

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broe23

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Make sure you post this over to their forums and let their techs know.
 

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derekimo

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That's a pretty common thing actually, the same thing happens on my Asrock board, I just moved that drive to a different port to get rid of the safely remove annoyance.

If you search "Marvell controller removable" you'll get all kinds of results.
 

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