MagnusT Posted September 12, 2013 Share Posted September 12, 2013 I updated the motherboard in one of my computers to a Haswell/Intel 8-series socket 1150 board. Trying to install a fresh copy of windows onto the Force F80 (CSSD-F80GBP2 on latest fw 2.4) that I already had in the PC I got lots of problems with the disk, the problems were already at bios level. Sometimes the disk was visible, sometimes it disappeared in the bios. Sometimes windows saw it but refused to install on it, refused to format it or didn't see it at all. Or happily installed and then randomly would boot or not. Totally random. After trying all settings you can imagine in the bios without seeing any improvement, trying new sata cables, all different sata ports (both Sata II and III) another PSU, removing any addon cards, trying other memory sticks and so on.... and finally I ended up thinking the motherboard was faulty. But just to make sure I tested the disk again with the older motherboard, no problems at all and another older PC. NO problems there either. So I quickly went out and bought another board, same chipset (Intel B85) but this time a Gigabyte mobo instead of the first which was an Asus. To my surprise I got the exact same random problems with the new board! The disk comes and goes randomly. Windows can sometimes install and boot once or twice but then says there is no disk, try a boot again and it might work. And already in the bios it randomly comes and goes. So.... I took another disk and installed windows. Without a hitch. Straight sail through. --- At this point I started to wonder why the combo Force F80 and Intel B85 was shaky. The F80 works great with all other mobos I've tried it on. And the two B85 boards work great with all other disk I tried. So I googled a bit and found that another SSD-manufacturer has a problem with one of their SSD-models and haswell/Intel 8-series chipset boards. They have gone official saying they have a problem with this model and 8-series chipsets and that they currently have no solution to the problem. I haven't (yet) found anything about F80 disks and Haswell/8-series when googling though. Any thoughts? Should I submit a support ticket maybe? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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