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SATA II Drive Not Recogised by BIOS even at 1.5Gb/s

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November 3, 2008 1:58:02 PM

I just bought a 1.5 TB Seagate SATA II drive, and it's not being recognised at all by my BIOS (which is 3 years old, but still the latest version).

The motherboard is an Asus K8V-X which has a VT8237, so I jumpered it down to 1.5Gb/s and it made no difference in either sata channel. The two 300GB sata I drives that are in already are working fine. Seagate's diagnostisc disk doesn't see it either.

I'm wondering if it's likely to be a faulty disk or a problem with the Motherboard (maybe a size issue), I'm wondering whether to ask for a replacement, or try something else.

November 3, 2008 6:15:58 PM

I blame the motherboard.
a c 229 V Motherboard
a c 82 G Storage
November 3, 2008 6:34:00 PM

I'd test the disk in another system to make sure that it's working. Then you'd know for sure if it's the motherboard or not.
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November 3, 2008 8:17:25 PM

Unfortunately I don't have access to another system. What I was thinking of doing is getting a USB sata enclosure and trying it in that.

Anyone know if there are any gotchas there with sata II or the 1.5TB size?
a c 92 V Motherboard
a b G Storage
November 3, 2008 8:23:22 PM

SATA is pretty foul proof. Plug in the two cables and go. If you have a working system, with two working SATA drives, then its probably the drive. (more so if you bought it off ebay.) Seeing as you can't test it in another system, I'd see about sending it back.
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