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I am running Snow Leopard on my Rampage II Extreme which runs great.
My problem is when I try to access files on my other SATA drives.
It is very very slow.
Also, when I run XBench my disk scores are very slow.

Does anyone know what kext I should be running for this?

Thanks

JN

***UPDATED***
See page 6 of this thread for resolution.
The King was able to resolve this issue and has detailed instructions on a fix.
Thanks to everyone who helped especially to The King and CSharpMac

Jim

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I am running Snow Leopard on my Rampage II Extreme which runs great.
My problem is when I try to access files on my other SATA drives.
It is very very slow.
Also, when I run XBench my disk scores are very slow.

Does anyone know what kext I should be running for this?

Thanks

JN

I have the same problem with my rampage 2 gene. Disabling the jmicron controller in bios helped some, but did not completely eliminate the spinning ball when accessing drives other than the boot drive. I am interested in an answer to this also.

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Yeah I also have it turned off which helps but still slow accessing other sata drives.
The speed of the main drive is fine it is only a problem when accessing files on a second sata drive.

Any ideas anyone?

JN

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Anyone any ideas?

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Same problem with Asus P6T Deluxe V2.

Hope for a solution.

//Passw

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did you compile a special DSDT.aml file for your setup? if not, may be the problem.

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hi...

Im using the same DSDT.aml as i did in Leopard. Worked, no problem with non system SATA drives.

When i try to read the content the SATA drive is "halted"
and if i start lets say Calender or iPhoto it does read the drive properly.

Solution????

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hi...

Im using the same DSDT.aml as i did in Leopard. Worked, no problem with non system SATA drives.

When i try to read the content the SATA drive is "halted"
and if i start lets say Calender or iPhoto it does read the drive properly.

Solution????

I notice the exact same thing, I can just open a web page, or refresh one, and it immediately will read the drive. Its got to be something to do with cpu time, interupts,etc. And yes I did do a separate dsdt.aml compile for my snowleopard drive. And I also do not have the problem on my leo 10.5.8. install, updated via apple software update. I also tried turning off spotlight drive indexing, thinking this may have something to do with it, but I don't know if I actually got that accomplished.

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I just installed Leopard 10.5.8 on a Rampage II Extreme system, and I'm seeing the same thing. So it's probably not limited to Snow Leopard.

If you want something that will really cook your noodle, run the XBench disk test on your primary drive while doing something to the secondary drive. The secondary drive will suddenly get much, much faster.

PS Out of curiosity, what audio drivers are you using for this board?

Edit: I'd love to hear how you got SL on that board, too, if you don't mind

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So I think the only ones that have this problem are us with Asus boards and ICH10R. :(

PS Out of curiosity, what audio drivers are you using for this board?


Using VooddoHDA for now. Hopefully there is an update to the old method of AD2000b.HDA.FIX.kext, HDEFEnabler.kext & HDAEnabler.kext.

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It's certainly one of the strangest things I've ever seen.

It doesn't look like it occurs off of the iAtkos CD, so it's probably a kext or something.

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I am running Snow Leopard on my Rampage II Extreme which runs great.
My problem is when I try to access files on my other SATA drives.
It is very very slow.
Also, when I run XBench my disk scores are very slow.

Does anyone know what kext I should be running for this?

Thanks

JN


Hi,
I have a solution for you for your Snow Leopard on Rampage II Extreme.
I would need to have your dsdt.aml file and your /Extra directory.

csharp

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having the same Problem on an ASUS p6T Deluxe v2.

@csharp: what does your solution look like? thx


EDIT: FYI, running the same two drives of mine from within Leopard works. From SL only the system drive works OK. The second drive is either not responding at all or just very slowly. Tried IDE in Bios which did not boot up at all, tried several ATA kexts, no success so far and it's the only thing keeping me from an otherwise fully working and stable SL install. :(

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I will post my extensions and dsdt file in about an hour.
I am using the one created in leopard and works fine, do you think that is the problem with the non system drives?

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So I think the only ones that have this problem are us with Asus boards and ICH10R. :P


Unfortunately yes, so it seems. Meanwhile i'm going to put my secondary drive into a USB enclosure. Leaving me clueless . .

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EDIT: Solved / Workaround by changing AHCI to IDE (compatible mode) in Bios. If anybody gets their hands on a true AHCI fix, please post here.


Tried the latest AppleIntelPIIXATA within the IOATAFamily.kext, but the problem persists..

http://www.insanelym...showtopic=88335

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I will post my extensions and dsdt file in about an hour.
I am using the one created in leopard and works fine, do you think that is the problem with the non system drives?



I repaired the permissions with 'Disk Utility' and then used 'Kext utility v2.3.2' for rebuilding the extensions.mkext

Would like to see your dsdt.aml file and /Extra directory.

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EDIT: Solved / Workaround by changing AHCI to IDE (compatible mode) in Bios. If anybody gets their hands on a true AHCI fix, please post here.

Humm, that's a bit of a lousy solution; my other OSs can't handle the switch so well. Hopefully someone figures out what's up with AHCI. In the mean time, thanks Brio.

Oh, and what kexts did you end up using to get IDE mode working?

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Switched to IDE mode without prior kext checking, luckily it worked. Currently i have these kexts in my /E/E folder:

- AHCIPortInjector.kext
- AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext
- fakesmc.kext
- IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext
- NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
- OpenHaltRestart.kext
- PlatformUUID.kext
- VoodooHDA.kext


Suppose i could as well leave the first two ones out, but got to get some work done first, might try later. Still hoping for a legitimate AHCI fix, though. *cross fingers*

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hmmm... i hope there's a real fix! thanx to everybody who is working on it!

i just got my parts for my new computer build from Newegg. Asus P6T Deluxe 2.
i haven't opened it and now i wonder if i should eat the restocking fee
and get a Gigabyte board instead. :/





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