08-03-2011 08:25 PM
On my computer, the speeds are different between a 3GB/s drive and a 6GB/s drive. To me, it looks like the faulty drives are reporting, via the drive chipset, that they can only do 3GB/s, so the SATA controller is only allowing that speed.
My mainboard is a Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5R with a Marvell 9128 SATA III RAID controller. (I've also got access to an AMD and another Marvell controller, and the faulty drives report the same on each.)
08-04-2011 08:03 AM
I assume you have loaded the
|Marvell Console Driver (SATA3)||126.96.36.1997||0.30 MB||2009/11/10|
It could also be that the board pre-dates the 3TB drive, so the tech wasn't available to fully recognise the newer spec drive, if the console driver isn't the issue I would send Gigabyte a mail and ask if they know of any incompatabilities and possible fixes.
08-10-2011 09:27 AM
Adaptec has issues with 3TB drives. They sent me a special firmware for my 6445 to supposedly fix it. I am also using the 3TB Seagate XT with CC44 firmware. I'm linking at 6.0Gb/s but I'm getting errors. I just installed the 18304 firmware and am still getting the errors. Time to call Adaptec again. If anyone wants the firmware I can email it to you.
08-10-2011 12:49 PM
Thx, I suspected this a while ago, cheers for confirming it.
09-09-2011 02:03 PM - last edited on 09-09-2011 06:58 PM by MrMatthew
I just installed an ST33000651AS with FW CC43. It shows as 3.0Gb/s transfer rate in BIOS. I have an Intel DZ68DB mobo that supports SATA III. I've tried all the ports and multiple cables. No luck.
Seagate still doesn't have a CC44 download available. Did anyone get this working?
HD Tune Pro: ST33000651AS Information
Firmware version : CC43
Serial number : [Edited: Removed personal information per the community rules and regulations.]
Capacity : 3000.6 gB (2794.5 GB)
Buffer size : n/a
Sector size : 512 bytes
Standard : ATA8-ACS - SATA II
Supported mode : UDMA Mode 6
Current mode : UDMA Mode 6
Avergae speed : 113 MB/s
Rotation speed : 7200 RPM
S.M.A.R.T : yes
48-bit Address : yes
Read Look-Ahead : yes
Write Cache : yes
Host Protected Area : yes
Device Configuration Overlay : yes
Firmware Upgradable : yes
Automatic Acoustic Management: yes
Power Management : yes
Advanced Power Management : no
Interface Power Management : no
Power-up in Standby : no
Security Mode : yes
SCT Tables : yes
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) : yes
Trim : no
Volume : Data (E
Capacity : 2861458 MB
Free : 2569568 MB
Usage : 10%
File system : NTFS
Serial : A255-25B9
Alignment : 1 MB
09-11-2011 08:56 PM - edited 09-11-2011 08:59 PM
What sort of speeds are drive to drive transfers achieving?
It maybe saying it's 3GB/s, but if it's transfering a 500mb file in a matter of 30 or less seconds then it would seem it's just a reported bug but the drive is moving it as it should be.
Just noticed you have this as a blank drive, if your boot drive is sata 2 then it might just be that it caps all other drives, where if this was the boot drive it would show the 6GB/s, bit like slow and fast memory, the PC drops the faster ones back to match the slower ones.
09-12-2011 11:16 AM
Same issue here
I have a LSI 9260-8i and I have 5 disks in a Raid6 array. The MegaRAID software tells me that 1disk is running @6Gbps and the 4disk are running @3Gbps.The MegaRAID software gives me also the firmware of the disks, the 6Gbps disk has FW CC44 and the 4 3Gbps disks have FW CC43.
I have disconnected 2 FW 43 disks from the array and put them back on the array with no luck the disks still running @3Gpbs.
So I do think it is a firmware issue here.
09-12-2011 12:00 PM
How are these connected bud?
Most MB's have only two 6GB/s slots, some have four on higher end boards, is it not possible you have 1 running 6 GB/s as the boot and the others although one or maybe more but not all are on 6 GB/s ports so the raid slows it all down to the only standard that all the drives can comply to in this set up?
09-12-2011 12:12 PM - edited 09-13-2011 08:40 AM
Connected true the LSI 9260-8i raid-controller as a RAID6 array, as mentioned in my previous message. In the MegaRAID software I can see on what speeds the drives are running. So the software gives me that 1 drive is running @6Gbps with FW CC44 and 4 drives are running @3Gbps with FW CC43.
See the pics, right upper corner is the FW version of the disk, link speed is also in the pic