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Tyan S2881 MB not loading Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS

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May 11, 2009 4:11:14 PM

I'm having an issue with what I think is a bios problem. My server is booting with the new hard drive, but the process fails right before you can enter bios or the OS loads. It fails on a screen listing which sata connector I have the hard drive plugged in to, along with the hard drive model and specs (WD1001FALS). It will not progress past this screen with the hard drive plugged in.

I can plug in an IDE w/o the sata drive and it'll boot, but the system hangs with the sata drive plugged in.

Please help!

Joe Z
a c 229 V Motherboard
May 12, 2009 12:01:15 AM

The latest BIOS supports hard disks up to 750 GB in size: You could contact Tyan to find out if they'll release a BIOS supporting larger hard disks (most likely not as it is a 5 years old motherboard) or you could buy a controller that supports larger SATA hard disks.