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    Default ASRock x58 Extreme, odd hardware behavior

    I don't know what's going on, but it's crippling my ability to use the computer, which has an ASRock x58 Extreme motherboard, hardly 3 months old.

    1) When I have my RAID 1 external harddrive setup plugged into the esata port, it randomly disconnects. I'll be working on a project, and then the drive is no longer recognized, as if it were unplugged. This is entirely detrimental to a stable system.

    2) I have two DVD drives (1 IDE, 1 SATA) that, while recognized as being present in both the BIOS and windows 7 - are no longer being read from, even though they spin up, and show activity when a disk is in the drive. Meanwhile, my harddrives show up and are usable.

    I am using the newest BIOS 2.30, both dvd drives were functioning perfectly prior to whatever caused this and then wham! - No more functioning drives.

    I have cleared/reset the CMOS, tried to reinstall Windows 7 (64 bit)... but I can't because the optical disc drives are not being read from, despite having set them as the only boot device.

    Help! I use my computer for work, and it is out of commission because of these issues!

    and Thank you for your time.

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    Default Re: ASRock x58 Extreme, odd hardware behavior

    Are you using the latest chipset drivers, and whatever driver your board has for eSATA addon chip?

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