Oh, you suggested formatting at the factory.
Originally Posted by nslay
Sorry, I have this bad habit where I don't read posts/e-mails carefully.
seems like there's no AHCI mode option but RAID - so try setting it to that according to: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answer...ange-ahci.html
even thought the JMicron JMB363 might be slow - it in fact does support AHCI , http://www.overclock.net/t/366989/of...sli-club/10850
I remember from a P5W DH Deluxe board which had a JMB 363 that the combined internal/external SATA/eSATA port supported AHCI
also try switching between the i/o schedulers (noop, deadline, cfq) whether that makes a change (which in certain cases does)