The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort3 and BSOD


I'm getting the event log message "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort3"  several times a day on a Windows 7 x64 PC followed by BSOD.  I have only started having these problems since I installed a OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD and put a clean windows install on this drive.  In the BIOS I have set the storage mode to AHCPI.  All drives are connected via SATA.  I have ran CHKDSK against the SSD and no problems are resolved.  I have moved the SSD to a different SATA port and the problem follows it.  I have tried updating the drivers for drives and controllers in device manager using its update facility but all drivers are up to date.  Maybe I need to go to manufacturers websites?  I have updated the firmare on the SSD but to no joy.  Any ideas?  Thanks in advance.
Log Name:      System
Source:        atapi
Date:          31/12/2011 03:49:02
Event ID:      11
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      mediacenter
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort3.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="atapi" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49156">11</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-12-31T03:49:02.830078100Z" />
    <Security />
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bridgegaelAuthor Commented:
Found the problem.  I used a different SATA cable and the problem has gone.  I think the original cable was a poor quality one.
Most likely a problem with your driver It could also be hardware but this error has been around some time with various configurations (check google). I would update all drivers to the latest version, also upgrade all firmware, BIOS and chipset drivers and see what happens.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Did your set the drive to AHCI before Windows installation? Or was it done after initial system installation?
bridgegaelAuthor Commented:
Poor quality cable was the problem.
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