I don't know where else the problem could be. I have Windows 8 x64 recently installed. I'm using a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard with AMD SB950 south bridge. The SATA controller is configured in AHCI mode, and I'm using the stock AHCI drivers made by Microsoft and included in Windows 8.
The SATA cable is brand new and works perfectly well with my other disks (without CRC nor cabling errors)
My setup is pretty standard. Nothing out of the ordinary. What could be wrong on my part??!
Yes, I know, but I want something more portable, so I can carry it with me.
AHCI mode is not compatable with Windows 9x. Using the SATA controller requires my SATA Patch as well as setting a different Mode.
At best you would be running in compatability mode which is rather slow, regardless of what adapter you use.