12-27-2011 05:47 PM - edited 12-27-2011 05:55 PM
A few days ago, I purchased a brand new Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB/64MB 7200 (SN: S24*****) to be used as a data storage disk.
My problem is that this HDD is detected by BIOS when I plug it into a SATA 3 port but it is not detected by BIOS when I plug it into a SATA 2 port. This appears very strange to me as I know SATA 3 HDDs are backward compatible and my other SATA 3 HDDs worked fine when plugged into SATA 2 or SATA 3 ports.
My system configuration are:
- MB: ASUS P7H55-M/USB3
- BIOS: Version 1105 (latest)
- Marvel Controller: 1045 (latest)
- OS: Windows 7 Home
My troubleshooting so far are:
- Re-formatted it several times when plugged into SATA 3 port and I have see HDD in W7. This is tedious as each format takes 5-6 hours!
- Check for latest firmware from Seagate but there isn't any yet.
- I don't have a spare PC to check this HDD at the moment.
Could this be due to its 2TB capacity that my MB cannot detect on SATA 2 port? I want to make sure it is not a hardware problem as it is only a few days old.
Any help appreciated, thanks so much!
12-30-2011 05:12 PM
Try installing Intel RST drivers, the links are in my 3TB thread at the top in the stickies.
01-26-2012 09:06 PM
I'm having the same problem. I've been working around it by CTRL+ALT+DEL ing before the machine boots. It seems the drive is not ready yet when the BIOS goes to detect it. I have this drive in a brand new Dell Optiplex 390. I do not have SATA 6.0 on the machine, but I figured the drive should work. I does as long as I don't power down. If I power off my computer the drive is not detected initially. After a few soft reboot via CTRL+ALT+DEL is gets detected and work fine, until I power off again.
01-26-2012 09:45 PM
Nevermind, looks like this got fixed by a recent firmware update. I'm wondering if this might have something to do with my other HD's having problems after adding two ST2000DM001's to a ZFS box I have. Other drives started to disappear from the OS, but rebooting would bring them back.
I loaded this to upgrade my drive. I'd recommend burning the ISO to update, worth the cost of a CDR...