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Old DG35EC hang w/ new SSD.....

HSimo1
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Hello all.......System DG35EC board, Intel E8500, 8gb DDR2 800. Recently received a Samsung 840 Evo 128gb SSD, installed as OS only, and is up and running well except for one issue. I'm getting a blank screen hang w/ a single flashing cursor for about 30 seconds. This is after Intel splash screen, and before Win7 splash screen. I have AHCI enabled in bios, ver. .118. Any other settings in bios I've missed that may be the cause? Thanks for all input.....

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ZAgha
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In the BIOS check something called HHD delay & make sure it's set to zero seconds.

PS Did you install the Intel RST?? If not, then don't for now

HSimo1
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HDD delay is 0, no RST.....

Silvia_L_Intel1
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Hbomb, this behavior could be related to compatibility between the motherboard and the SSD.

This board is a few years old (2008) and it only has SATA 2 (3.0 Gb/s). The hard drive you are using requires SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s).

 

ZAgha
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Have you checked whether you have the latest firmware on the SSD?

When SSDs work in compatibility mode "i.e. reverting from SATA 3 to SATA 2" it does have certain compatibility issues but none warrant a 30secs delay "such an issue is not among the documented ones".

IS BIOS ver. .118 the latest??

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