SATA-II motherboard and drives but only connected at SATA-I

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Published on 2010-03-19T18:44:17Z Indexed on 2010/03/19 19:01 UTC
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I have an Abit AB9 QuadGT motherboard which has a SATA-II controller.

Connected to it I have a Kingston SSDNow V Series 64GB as boot drive and a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 as a data drive. I also have 2 x Optiarc AD-7170S DVD burners attached by SATA.

Both SSD and HDD are SATA-II and the optical drives are SATA-I.

I have just run CrystalDiskInfo and this is reporting that both SSD and HDD are connected at SATA-I (1.5 Gbps), not SATA-II (3.0 Gbps).

I have the BIOS set up to use SATA drives in IDE mode.

So a few questions:

  1. Is CrystalDiskInfo reporting correctly?

  2. Are the optical drives causing the SSD & HDD to connect at the slower rate?

  3. Is there any setting to force the SSD & HDD to use SATA-II?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.

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