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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    That sounds like a good plan.

    With regards to eSATA, post your settings for that when this problem is sorted and I know that Lsd will be able to get that going at 100% for you.

    I Myself came from using 160GB IDE drives (Seagate) to first using WD 2000 JS drives then this 6400AAKS and honestly, the difference is like night and day. You will really apreciate the difference especially with the HW you have. Simply use Legacy IDE mode and you will avoid any possible bugs and misbehaviour of the drives. Use a good quality SATA cable (the Gigabyte yellow cables are awesome), plug in, and you're away. Sometimes a clear CMOS is required to get the drives to show, but that's easily dealt with. I have the case reset hooked up to the Clear CMOS pins for ease of use. Go on, treat yourself for Christmas (or even better drop a hint to the missus). Any issues and you can always come here to get them solved, but it will no doubt be issue less.
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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    I've got a (Gigabyte's great idea) Reset BIOS button accessible from the back of the machine Psycho :) - it's mounted on the rear of the motherboard. It was after hitting that button and not-knowing about the need to Optimise Defaults right away that bad things happened (lost my overclock I mean, but I knew that when I hit the reset BIOS button)

    In the shot below you can see the yellow SATA cable to the backplate, I have the eSATA long external cable too, to the big external drive. I think maybe I should have connected the trailing Molex plug to the motherboard but I had a bad experience with Molex plugs once so I dropped the eSATA connection idea. It may be resurrected by the sound of it :) Thanks!

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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    Btw here's a better shot of the machine, I've mounted a fan in the front panel now as I'm using external drives. Good use of space and flow-through guaranteed. Ahem maybe not for a while, since I've been talking about this job to you guys I've cleaned out the fans and h/s - fluff everywhere :)

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    If your external HDD has a power supply of its own you will be fine with just using the SATA connector on the back plate. If it doesn't then you will indeed need to connect the Molex to it. You should have in the mobo bundle a cable that then converts the molex on the back plate into two SATA power connections.

    You're lucky to be blessed with a hard wired switch. Unfortunately the UD3 series was designed and released before this became a popular practice. I did consider wiring up a push button using an old HDD jumper with the metal contacts isolated and bridged with a switch. I made it and soldered it up before becoming a memner here and hearing the suggeston to use the reset button, meaning I didn't need to open the case (I can't access the pins from the back of the case, it's a standard ATX, not EATX like yours).

    I see you got the bundle with the Titan Fenrir. That's a great cooler, and easy on the budget too, for those interested in great cooling and not buying a bundle.
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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    Ya I can help with eSATA once you get going. You will need to connect a molex to power it, not sure what you guys are talking or confused about over this though so don't mind me while I think out loud

    If you do load the profile to write down the settings, be sure you load optimized after you are done to start over again

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    With the molex thing, I wasn't sure if Evan was under the impression that the actual eSATA port required power form the molex connection. Basically my understanding is the molex plug is just a pass through to get power for the HDD. As you know, some enclosures have their own power source. I have used an Icy Box that comes with a 5V mains adapter to power the drive and a USB and eSATA for connecting I/O. In that case I didn't need to use or even connect the molex to the back plate, only connect the SATA cable to the board and connect to the drive, after plugging the Icy Box into the mains.
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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    Ahh, Ok. Ya I guess we would need to know if he is using a enclosure with power already provided into it via another plug or not.

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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    The eSATA drive has its own power supply, thanks for advising me Psycho

    Lsd you are the Revered Mage of Gigagbyte [crate of finest Kentish ale slides over the table] :)

    Thanks a million sir, I went as per your earliest advice and set everything as you said, followed your template to the letter and I must report sterling success. I won't put an exclamation mark at the end of that not to embarrass you but it's looking good and a very frisky system again and many thanks for your continued support. Lately I've been getting slowdowns in graphics-intensive games at 2.66GHz- and then I remembered why I upgraded to this bundle :) And temperatures are much better too, I've made just a couple of basic checks below for reference

    I'll get some use out the livelier system and then I'll get that eSATA connection going, thanks for your notes on that connection gentlemen

    Lsd can you tell me how to backup the profile to a USB stick please if I'm not being lazy sorry, I've got the motherboard manual but as usual the manual doesn't have all the answers. Why I ask is because after hitting the reset BIOS button (some months ago) and forgetting to set Optimised defaults immediately, I lost any profile that was in there apparently (when I looked for the OCUK profile there were no profiles available) But then I wonder why simply hitting the reset button would make profiles go away-

    Torture tests then next chance I get to monitor stability, Prime95 and an intensive render

    All system drives recognised btw. I feel a Yabba-Dabba-Doo coming on at this point. In contrast to my earlier Yabba-Dabba-Doh! :)

    Thanks all!

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    Default Re: EX85-UD5: drives not detected in BIOS setup

    System has passed 24 Hours Prime Blend, 12 hours of both Large and Small FFT and 50 Runs of Intel Burn Test (Maximum Stress)

    Are you insane :)

    No, do not dare me I beg you lol

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    I do a bit of Folding@Home so I must make sure everything is 100% stable. It's definitely not a good idea to be sending incorrect data to a distributed computing project. I got banned from setee@home for that reason :( They give multiple users the same sections to work on then check using parity and comparison if all is as it should be and I returned a heck of a lot of corrupt data. Now I check stability religiously. As you say, definitely don't do the 50 IBT runs if you can help it, especially on an i5/i7 as thy do run hotter naturally compared to a Core 2 and could possibly cause a nuclear meltdown. For any other purpose, 12-24 hours of Prime and 10 IBT runs is plenty. I recommend 12+ hours because I've had fails after around 8 hours. I've even had fails shortly after 12 hours. As you may know with Prime for each hour that passes, likely "stability" increases exponentially. I put stability in inverted commas because there's no such thing really. There are only varying distances toward stability ie reduced likelihood of failure.

    To back up to USB stick you need to save the profile to USB. There is no way unfortunately to copy a profile direct from CMOS to USB Windows Explorer drag-and-drop style. To do this, ensure "Legacy USB Storage Detect" (or similar) is enabled in the BIOS, without it USB sticks won't work. Now load the profile you want to save, hit the apropriate [F11] / [F12] key to save a profile, choose HDD and the USB stick should be present in that list. For booting from another device in the boot menu and for saving profiles, a USB storage device always shows up in the HDD menu. You can call the profile whatever name you like (it can't hear you :cackle )and it will now be an exact copy of the one you wanted to keep.
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