Wow, thanks. You have me on the right track now.
The ECS board features 4 sata2 ports, and will run a 1.5TB HDD, but it is a bit funky. After my 1TB failed, and my 1.5 was making strange noises i contacted ECS support, they said:
"we have test 2TB HDD for this board,please ensure that the two hdd which you test can be used OK on another board,thanks!
Please make sure the BIOS is the latest one, http://eudownload.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/bios/mb/k8/GeForce6100PM-M2/61M29306.zip
I plan to ditch ECS and cant recommend them.