Maxtor 120GB Di. Max. 9 SATA problem?

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  1. 3dfxvoodoo7maka

    3dfxvoodoo7maka Active Member

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    I just got my system set up, and my BIOS doesn't detect the hardrive, it's a maxtor diamond max 9 SATA 120Gb 8MB,

    I have this motherboard "Asus A7N8X-E-DLX NFORCE2 "

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. tec9

    tec9 Guest

    Have you tested the hard disk in another system?
    Are you SATA cables pugged in correctly?
    Can you hear hhd activity or see the hdd led light up at all?
     
  3. the mad monk

    the mad monk Master Guru

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    if this is your main h/d then you need the sata driver from the mobo cd otherwise it won't detect it and therefore won't boot.
    put it on a floppy and when installing op system (for instance xp) just press f6 for third party drivers when promted, this is very early on in the install
     
  4. sailor

    sailor Maha Guru

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    you will also need to set your bios to boot from scsi I know it's not but there you go!
    I had a pair of them in my abit set up which just wouldn't boot turned out that the bios was corrupted, anyway I threw them into my A7N8X board and they work straight away, with the drivers of course as explained above.
     

  5. 3dfxvoodoo7maka

    3dfxvoodoo7maka Active Member

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    thanx for the help,

    I tried everything there is except I didn't test the hdd in another pc. The thing is i found some site saying that i need to flash the mobo bios in order for it to be detected, it's just that's it's a brand new bios and hdd, too bad it's not compatible right from the box.
     
  6. the mad monk

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    the mobo you intend to use is the updated version of mine and it worked (once i installed the sata drivers from the mobo disc) straight out of the box so it is compatable without bios upgrades, this is part of the mobo's original design and not an afterthought. it is possible either is faulty but if you've followed my advice then speak to your place of purchase for advice as there is realy nothing to it if you follow the advice i gave earlier
    but a quick note regarding the bios seeing it, i didn't have to do the usual bios detection as you use the sata raid detection which runs after the bios posting, so don't waste any time with the bios just install the sata drivers
     

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