First, some system information:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
SSD's (x2): Corsair CSSD-F160GBP2
Windows 7 Pro
Totally new system, parts arrived on Friday.
Initially I wanted to setup the two SSD's in RAID1, but this problem initially manifested itself even at this early stage; one drive would keep resetting itself to be outside the VD. At the time I put it down to busted drivers in Windows and finally gave up, installing Windows on two separate disks. Now I am fairly sure something bigger is going on.
Every time I cold boot my new computer the second drive (thankfully not my boot disk!) shows up in Windows as uninitialized, all I can do is reformat it and try again. This happens consistently on cold boots, though warm boots/restarts seem to be fine.
I'm about to try some other SATA ports on my motherboard, hopefully that is all it is. If anyone else has some ideas, I'd be very happy to hear them, I'm just about out of them. Did I buy a bung drive?
EDIT: Different SATA ports for both drives, same result. Cold boot == death. Thoughts please, anyone?