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Re: [Semi-OT] Need advice on AMD mobo

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 11:41:03AM -0400, ron.l.johnson@cox.net wrote:
> ---- Wayne Topa <linuxtwo@gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> > I recently had to replace a MD and ended up with a Gigabyte
> > GA-MA790X-UD4P. It meets or exceeds your specs and was not as expensive
> > as I had expected (newegg)
> >
> [snip]
> > 8 x SATA 3GB connectors
> [snip]
> >
> > Working like a champ here.
> Thanks.  I'll look into it.

Whatever you do, stay and run away from Gigabyte. They make the
crappiest boards I've seen (two out of three over the years totally
broken, the third one is defective and troublesome), their support
sucks, and they have a huge, massive, unbelievable bug in the BIOS
that will eventually overwrite data on arbitrary disks.

I made the mistake to buy a Gigabyte though I knew better, but it was
cheaper ... I have the buggy BIOS (they are using the same in a lot of
their boards), the BIOS has definitely overwritten data on one of my
disks and is unable to recognize two my SATA disks when AHCI is
enabled. I'm extremely pissed with them and if I had money to spare,
I'd have replaced the board with an MSI board.

I've seen and had a number of MSI boards and never had any problems
with them. I'll never buy Gigabyte again.

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