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    Default GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    I have a Q6600 CPU with the P35-DS4 motherboard. Just rebuilt the system with 5 3TB hard drives and guess what. Can't see in the bios config page on the initial hit ctrl-I to go into config screen of 746GB. I am on Intel Matrix Storage Manager ROM 7.5.0.1017 ICH9R wRaid5. Assuming the ROM version is the issue. Anyone know what is going on? I'm a bit mad right now as with the overclock this system is still cutting edge as far as speed which is all I care about right now. I couldn't find any mods that were for my system that included these and buying an after market controller with that many ports I might as well just build a new system.

    It should be noted though that in non RAID mode the drives show as 3TB drives on the bios screen.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    This board does not support the UEFI which means more than 2.2 TB of HDD is not supported on this board.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    Gigabyte tech support says the newest Intel RAID ROM 10.6 can support the 3TB HDD in RAID mode, so i think you can contact Gugabyte directly for a new RAID ROM updated BIOS.
    Last edited by Hyper530; 10-25-2011 at 02:14 PM.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    A web search using: 3tb hard drive faq
    will provide information and requirements for using 3TB hard drives as a boot disk or data disk.
    When used as a non-bootable data disk, there are possible issues with a 3TB data disk when you install the bare drive in an external enclosure.
    Last edited by profJim; 10-25-2011 at 08:20 PM. Reason: clarification
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper530 View Post
    Gigabyte tech support says the newest Intel RAID ROM 10.6 can support the 3TB HDD in RAID mode, so i think you can contact Gugabyte directly for a new RAID ROM updated BIOS.
    Thanks for the thought. I have emailed support. If they do this I will be amazed Aas the board ain't new. If I could obtain the rom I would update the bios myself.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    Few days ago i have received a special BIOS 15C from Gigabyte, they says this BIOS is for your mobo P35-DS4 and it supports the 3TB HDD.
    I've uploaded it to the website you can get it from this link: Upload Mirror - Pick your file host - Download - P35DS4.15C.rar

    And this link is the screenshout for your reference tested by Gigabye: Upload Mirror - Pick your file host - Download - s1.jpg

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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper530 View Post
    Few days ago i have received a special BIOS 15C from Gigabyte, they says this BIOS is for your mobo P35-DS4 and it supports the 3TB HDD.
    I've uploaded it to the website you can get it from this link: Upload Mirror - Pick your file host - Download - P35DS4.15C.rar

    And this link is the screenshout for your reference tested by Gigabye: Upload Mirror - Pick your file host - Download - s1.jpg
    Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a try and see what happens. With the different rev of boards out there not sure if the P35DS4 bios' are all the same. I heard back from Gigabyte and they said that my board was old and there wasn't a firmware that would support over 2TB hard drives available.

    By the way, I can see 3TB all day with the drives in AHCI mode. Is your hard drive shown in the picture raid configured or AHCI mode which is where my problem starts.

    Thanks and I'll let you know how it goes.

    JR

    EDIT: I also noticed the firmware contains ICH8R rom not ICH9R. Is this bios legit? Or is there another P35-DS4 that starts with something other than GA? I'm game as I have dual bios but noticed this discrepancy.
    Last edited by jriker1; 10-27-2011 at 05:55 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    Hyper530,

    My hats off to you. Not sure if I'm running ich8r rom on an ich9r raid but it works. Now I hate that 3TB drives are showing as 2.7 but better than 647 and better than spending $400 on a new raid card. Copying Windows Home Server to a USB stick to install now and have my one big share. Rep +1 if this forum supported it.

    Thanks a million.

    JR
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    Default Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    By the way, not sure if this was compiled by you or someone else, but Gigabyte completely disowns the 15c bios.
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    Question Re: GA-P35-DS4 not handing 3TB Drives

    @ Hyper530, jriker1: is this modded BIOS somewhere available ? I would also need to get 3TB support for my P35-DS4 rev2.1 board, but my tries to mod the BIOS myself were unsuccessfull :-( Thanks for any help. The link in the thread is now dead.

    Regards,

    WalkI

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