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    clarrichard is offline Junior Member
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    Default ASrock z87 OC Formula wont read optical drive

    I did this build last night with the ASRock z87 OC formula but it wont read the optical drive to install windows. IN the UEFI Bios it reads that it is there and I selected it as my primary boot drive(even tho it shouldnt matter). Everything seems to be operating correctly, everything in the BIOS reads all the installed hardware and gives me real time voltages. It is an old optical drive from a computer that hasnt been booted up in almost 2 years, im thinking it MIGHT be the problem but then again the drive seems to be working, its been detected by the BIOS opens and spins. I found this thread with the same problem but nothing seemed to have been answered.
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/5...c-formula.html

    The OLED screen will switch from USB HOTPLUG and Operating system. PLEASE HELP!

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    Default Re: ASrock z87 OC Formula wont read optical drive

    Might seem silly of my asking yet you didn't mention, but do you have that drive connected to one of the ASMedia SATA ports instead of the Intel controlled ones?

    ASMedia controllers and ODD's, well, some instances they work, some they seemingly do not.
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    Default Re: ASrock z87 OC Formula wont read optical drive

    I have the optical drive installed into one of the bottom SATA inputs. I believe it is in SATA A3 (at work right now). I know for a fact it is in one of the A1-A4. My SSD is installed in SATA 3_0. There is no information in the manual telling me which SATA ports are ASMedia ports.

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    Default Re: ASrock z87 OC Formula wont read optical drive

    Quote Originally Posted by clarrichard View Post
    I have the optical drive installed into one of the bottom SATA inputs. I believe it is in SATA A3 (at work right now). I know for a fact it is in one of the A1-A4. My SSD is installed in SATA 3_0. There is no information in the manual telling me which SATA ports are ASMedia ports.
    A3, signifies to me that's an ASMedia controlled port.

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    Default Re: ASrock z87 OC Formula wont read optical drive

    Ok So I was just looking at the SPECS and it says there are 4 ASmedia so it would make sense they are labled A1-A4. Thank you. I will check it in a few hours when I get home and I will make a reply to this thread as soon as I can.

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