I have an Abit AB9 QuadGT motherboard which has a SATA-II controller.
Both SSD and HDD are SATA-II and the optical drives are SATA-I.
I have just run CrystalDiskInfo and this is reporting that
both SSD and HDD are the SSD is connected at SATA-I (1.5 Gbps), not SATA-II (3.0 Gbps).
I have the BIOS set up to use SATA drives in IDE mode.
So a few questions:
Is CrystalDiskInfo reporting correctly?- yes it is! Are the optical drives causing the SSD & HDD to connect at the slower rate?- no they are not!
Is there any setting or jumper to force the SSD
& HDDto use SATA-II?
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.
EDIT: More info: I have now run CrystalDiskInfo on my Media Centre PC and it is reporting the same model Kingston SSD as SATA-I but the data drive WD Caviar Green correctly as SATA-II
EDIT2: Thanks to Michael Steele - I now have a SATA-II mode data HDD! Now it's just the SSDs to sort out
EDIT3: See my answer below - the SSD is supposed to be in SATA-I mode.