Intel Core i7-960 3.20GHz LGA1366 CPU BX80601960
MB Intel BOX DX58OG
PSU Corsair 600W
MEM 4G KST KVR1333D3/4GR x3
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
* Western Digital 500 GB SATA 6.0 GB-s Internal OEM Drive WD5000AAKX
* Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Black SATA 6GB/s Internal OEM Drive WD2002FAEX
Windows 7 Home (installed on 500GB drive)
SATA III controller drivers: Marvell 91xx SATA 6G v220.127.116.112 (Dated 3/7/2011)
BIOS flashed up-to-date
My 2TB Caviar Black WD2002FAEX drive will not work on either SATA III port.
The ports are not defective, as the 500GB WD5000AAKX drive (boot) works fine on either SATA III port.
The 2TB Caviar Black does, however, work normally on the SATA II ports. After running WD LifeGuard, the drive passes both quick test and extended test. The drive does not appear to be DOA. The cables are also not defective.
When plugged into SATA III, BIOS recognizes the 2TB drive, as does device manager and Disk Management in Windows 7, but it cannot be accessed, formatted, or partitioned (attempts result in an error).
Why won’t my 2TB Caviar Black WD2002FAEX Drive work on these SATA III ports? Marvell lists WD Caviar Black as an enabled partner, so I do not understand the problem.