I have an eVGA 680i SLI motherboard that has sat around for a while after I stopped using it because it seemed to be "killing" hard drives left and right.
Is there anyway I can test the SATA controller to see if it functions correctly?
What the heck would cause the SATA controller to kill disks?
As far as the drives, they were mixed. The first one I think lasted 2 years it was a Seagate 7200.11.
I tested that drive on another machine and was truly dead (bad pick?). The next one was a drive of the same model purchased around the same time, it just sat in the box though. Dead with in 6 months.
Then I had a Western Digital Caviar Green, it "died", I plugged it into another computer and it has worked flawless ever since. Before all of those drives, I did have some "questionable" WD2500s which seems to fail when I used the hostRAID which is nforce based.