System involved is a Dell Precision T3500,W3570 CPU, 12GB DDR3 PC3-10600 RAM, HD5850 video, OCZ 96GB SSD as OS & applications drive, Seagate Barracuda XT SATA III 2TB and Western Digital WD1002FAEX installed internally. All internal hard drives are controlled by a pair of ASUS U3S6 controllers. The DVD is controlled by the onboard SATA controller (x58 chipset) as is an external 2TB hard drive via the eSATA port provided by the MB.
ASUS Controller 1 is currently only controlling the OCZ Vertex.
ASUS Controller 2 is controller the Seagate Barracuda XT SATA III 2TB as drive 0 and the WD1002FAEX as drive 1
During POST the ASUS controller properly recognizes the Seagate as SATA III, the WD is shown as SATA II.
The second controller properly recognizes the OCZ as SATA II.
Question is: Any ideas why the WD is not being seen by the controller as SATA III? No jumpers are in place on the WD as my understanding is that left unjumpered the drive should operate in its native mode of SATA III, 6Gb/sec.
Any help on straightening this out would be much appreciated.