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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by trdi View Post
    It was F1, but I updated it to F5.


    Yes, like I said I did try also with DVD SATA cable, which works fine with DVD drive, but doesnt work with the HD. Also power supply doesnt seem to be the problem, as the chips get warm. It just does't react or move.
    Did you buy a 5.00 SATA data cable from a store and try that? Sometimes SATA data cables get funky and do not connect properly or they get broken in various ways. One of mine got stuck in a drive and I chipped the drive plastic taking it out. One other cable came apart on the end so I had to replace it I have even had a drive short out while in operation and take one SATA port with it (IE sata port does not work).
    Advice is try wiggling cable first and then replacing it as a last resort.
    Or if you have RMA d the drive buy another cable too for sure.
    One more thing Lsdmeasap will be back today for sure, maybe he has a few pearls of wizdom to share.

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    Last edited by MadMax2911; 05-11-2009 at 09:41 PM. Reason: add info
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    I took the drive to shop, they tested it and confirmed that drive doesn't work. They gave me another one, same model. I asked him to test it right there but he was lazy and said it is a million to one. I am working in gambling industry and of course I wouldn't bet on that.

    I ran the drive in my computer at home, holding the drive in my hands and trying to hear if it is going to work. Those chips at the bottom got hot very fast and burnt me. Still having a mark on my thumb. But I am sure that drive again didn't move at start up. Same problem. Is it my computer? If my computer is the problem I still believe that the drive would have to move at least first second out of the bag, no?

    After this incident I remembered one small detail also from the first drive, that repeated now. It smelled bad, like it got burned or something. You know when you buy something like some sort of a kitchen machine and for the first time you smell the burning. I thought it was normal as the drive was new, but after this super hot chips that burnt me after 5 seconds I am not so sure anymore. The old drive chips were only mildly warm after couple of days, is this important info?

    What to do now, it is "one in million" and I got two in a row?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdi View Post
    I took the drive to shop, they tested it and confirmed that drive doesn't work. They gave me another one, same model. I asked him to test it right there but he was lazy and said it is a million to one. I am working in gambling industry and of course I wouldn't bet on that.

    I ran the drive in my computer at home, holding the drive in my hands and trying to hear if it is going to work. Those chips at the bottom got hot very fast and burnt me. Still having a mark on my thumb. But I am sure that drive again didn't move at start up. Same problem. Is it my computer? If my computer is the problem I still believe that the drive would have to move at least first second out of the bag, no?

    After this incident I remembered one small detail also from the first drive, that repeated now. It smelled bad, like it got burned or something. You know when you buy something like some sort of a kitchen machine and for the first time you smell the burning. I thought it was normal as the drive was new, but after this super hot chips that burnt me after 5 seconds I am not so sure anymore. The old drive chips were only mildly warm after couple of days, is this important info?

    What to do now, it is "one in million" and I got two in a row?
    First add specs to ur sig like here back on thi post: (and include all the HHD's specs too.)

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/sata...39/#post298491
    <<< LGA2011 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X99
    > Mainboard :Gigabyte GA-X99-Ultra Gaming
    (NE Link)
    > Processor : i7-6850K (NE Link)
    > AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 (NE Link)
    > Physical Memory : G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW (NE Link)
    > Video Card : 2x ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING (NE Link)


    <<< LGA1366 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply:
    >>>Original PSU (2011-01) :
    Corsair 620HX (NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade PSU (2012-01) : CORSAIR AX850 (CMPSU-850AX) 850W (NE Link)
    > Chipset : Intel X58
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (REV.2.0) (FB BIOS)
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Processor : i7-950 (Revision D0) 3.0GHz @3.84GHz
    (NE Link MPP Link)
    > HSF:
    Noctua NH-D14 (NE Link MPP Link)
    > Physical Memory :
    >>>Original RAM (2011-01) : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    >>>Upgrade RAM (2012-01) : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) w/FrostByte Heatsink Model 998990 (NE Link MPP Link OverClockersClub Dot Com Article)
    > Video Card :
    >>>Original Vid Card (2011-01) : BFG Geforce GTX295 (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2012-01) : (2) EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GTX 560 Ti (2GB)-SLI (
    NE Link)
    >>>Upgrade Vid Card(2013-07) : (2) GTX 760-SLI Gigabyte GV-N760OC-4GB (NE Link)
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    > Monitor :
    ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26" (
    NE Link)
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel (
    NE Link)

    <<< LGA775 System Summary >>>
    > Power Supply: Corsair 620HX (
    NE Link)
    > Mainboard : Gigabyte P35-S3G (F2 BIOS)
    > Chipset : Intel P35
    > Processor : Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale (Revision C0) 3.0GHz @ 3950 MHz
    > HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    > Physical Memory : CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) (
    Link)
    > Video Card : BFG Geforce GTX295
    > DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device
    >
    Monitor : ViewSonic Pro Series VP2655wb Black 26"
    > Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate


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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    I am working on more computers so I don't think adding this to signature is very practical. All info is written in the thread. First post has the link to the exact model and specifications of the drive, exact motherboard and also I gave info about BIOS. Maybe PSU is also interesting to know, so I will get that info when I get home.

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    Is there a chance that you are shorting out the drives by holding them in your hand when they are powered? I can see touching the top / sides to feel for vibration and possibly touching the chip gently if absolutly necessary but it would be real easy to short out the whole thing if not extremely careful. The burning smell and non working state would immediately follow a shorted circut board or chip.
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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    You are probably correct. I dont see how would otherwise get so hot in such a short time. However the first drive I was never holding in my hands, until the post when I got advice to check. And it was not working either.

    Is this drive now destroyed or what? The drive plates/head never moved. I didn't get burnt at first start, only second. And nothing moved in the drive.

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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    Quote Originally Posted by trdi View Post
    I am working on more computers so I don't think adding this to signature is very practical. All info is written in the thread. First post has the link to the exact model and specifications of the drive, exact motherboard and also I gave info about BIOS. Maybe PSU is also interesting to know, so I will get that info when I get home.
    Yes I know there is no sticky saying to post all your specifications, but there should be one.
    Even in a repair shop we need exact Specs when the car is in the shop. Here, we are trying to help diagnose a PC that we have not even seen So this makes diagnosis even more difficult. In the repair, shop we take those specs to our database and pull information out and do various tests on the vehicle in the shop, a physical vehicle not an imaginary vehicle. Well, I think you get the picture now.

    You can go back to the first thread and edit more infomation in to the post. This way all information is redily available in one place.

    At this time I am not sure what to say now as it seems this is not a simple problem. I will ask Lsdmeasap for assistance ASAP.

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    UPDATE !!!
    Last edited by MadMax2911; 05-13-2009 at 01:23 PM. Reason: sp
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    Ok, I added signature to the first post also.

    I don't think that I destroyed the drive or anything, it is still the same as at beginning and as the first drive was. It is either I got 2 in a row "1 in a million" or my PC somehow destroys them. However the PC is not problematic and I don't see how it could do it. If I switch in my old IDE Maxtor, the drive turns, BIOS recognizes it and I do have an option to install Windows on the drive.
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    MB: GA-M56S-S3 (F5 BIOS), Proc: X2 5000+, HD: WD10EADS, GPU: 8600GT 512MB (Passive) PCIe, PSU: LC-Power 450W, RAM: 2x1GB, DVD: Samsung Speedplus 22x SATA, LCD: 2x Samsung 226BW.

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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    I PM d LSDMEASAP for help now it a matter of waiting.
    BUILD #2 GA-EP45-DS3R [Rev1.0] BIOS Flashed F11e, CPU=INTEL Core2 Quad Q8200 Yorkfield-4M LGA 775 with Mugen2 cooler RAM= Mushkin 996599 link 2 x 2GB, Hard drive=WD 6400AAKS, DVD=HP dvd1160i OS=Win 7 SP1 64 bit Video=BFG 8800GTS OC edition CASE=Thermaltake Tsunami Dream P.S.=Antec TP3-650

    Build #3 GA-EP45-UD3LR__rev 1.0__ BIOS F11, CPU Core2 Duo E8400 3.157GHz WMugen2 Cooler, Power Supply: Antec EA-500D 500 W, RAM: Corsair 2 GB Hard Drive: WD 160 GB OS: Win XP SP3 Video: MSI GTS450 2GB




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    Default Re: SATA HDD not recognized by BIOS

    The guy in the shop said both drives were burned. I will take computer to them so they will check what kind of power those SATA connectors produce. They assured me, that these are the only two drives that were returned from this WD series.

    I did remember yesterday, that my PSU unit is a very cheap one (basically no-name), since I had to buy a PSU very fast in a new country. I completely forgot to replace it with something decent.
    Laptop: HDX18-1103EA
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    MB: GA-M56S-S3 (F5 BIOS), Proc: X2 5000+, HD: WD10EADS, GPU: 8600GT 512MB (Passive) PCIe, PSU: LC-Power 450W, RAM: 2x1GB, DVD: Samsung Speedplus 22x SATA, LCD: 2x Samsung 226BW.

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