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 Mint claims SATA-II controller 
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
Hi,

I downloaded and flashed the BIOS but it is still the same one as before dated 06/27/2012 with no SATA III support.

When will you release an updated BIOS as promised?

Thanks,

Jean


Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:55 pm
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
We apologize for the delay. The new BIOS will be released until 20/Sep/2012.


Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:50 am
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
BIOS with SATA-III support has been released at http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fit-PC3_BIOS_ROM_Files.


Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:20 pm
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
Thanks Igor. I just flashed the BIOS and made sure SATA 3 was choosen in the BIOS and although the controller now seems to be recognized as SATA 6 Gps my mSATA Crucial M4 CT032M4SSD3 SSD is still running at SATA II 3.0 Gps. This is a SATA III 6 Gps drive. My other drive is a Seagate ST250LT003 SATA II 3.0 gps.
Running Mint 13 Mate 64 bits installed as per the instructions on the wiki.

Am I missing something here?

Regards,

Jean

jean@fitPC ~ $ dmesg |grep SATA
[ 0.979063] ahci 0000:00:11.0: AHCI 0001.0200 32 slots 4 ports 6 Gbps 0x33 impl SATA mode
[ 0.983098] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xc124c000 port 0xc124c100 irq 19
[ 0.983104] ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xc124c000 port 0xc124c180 irq 19
[ 0.983115] ata5: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xc124c000 port 0xc124c300 irq 19
[ 0.983121] ata6: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xc124c000 port 0xc124c380 irq 19
[ 1.318616] ata5: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 1.318707] ata6: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 1.488116] ata2: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
[ 1.488155] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)


Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:20 pm
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
Hi, I just did a test with Disk Utility.

279 Mb/s read speed for the mSATA SSD. This looks like SATA II speed only.

Regards,

Jean


Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:38 pm
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Post Re: Mint claims SATA-II controller
Just to be sure that the mSATA Crucial SSD support SATA III, I ran hdparm -I /dev/sdb as root.

Here is the relevant output:

* Gen1 signaling speed (1.5Gb/s)
* Gen2 signaling speed (3.0Gb/s)
* Gen3 signaling speed (6.0Gb/s)

It does indeed support the 3 SATA modes and the asterix beside them indicate they are all enabled.

Regards,

Jean


Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:13 pm
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