I built a PC, but connected the SSD to a SATA 2 port (the blue ones looked more impressive/faster than the grey ;) ). I installed windows 8, everything working fine.
I then noticed the SSD was connected to the SATA 2 instead of SATA 3, so I reconnected the SSD to the SATA 3 port.
I rebooted the PC. The BIOS splashscreen displays, then the new windows icon, then before the waiting loading animation is displayed the PC turns off.
If I reconnect the SSD back to the SATA 2 port the PC boots without an issue. When ever I connect to the SATA 3 port the same issue occurs.
I tried loading the Windows 8 DVD (oem) but before it loads (DVD has boot priority) the PC turns off at the same point.
I've installed latest SATA drivers from ASUS website, and still same issue.
A bit more testing reveals that it works only on SATA2 ports 3 and 4, but not SATA2 ports 5 and 6 or SATA3 ports 1 and 2.
What could be going wrong.