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Hardware Thread, Dual SATA HDD Computer in Technical; Originally Posted by Geoff That particular drive will only run at SATA I speeds. It's incapable of SATA II. I ...
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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    That particular drive will only run at SATA I speeds. It's incapable of SATA II.

    I suspect it's either a driver problem or a motherboard issue. I suggest you check for any BIOS updates. Then make yourself a fresh driver floppy disk and install W2k3 (preferably with SP2 slipstreamed in) from scratch.
    I had started to think that it might involve an update of the BIOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW
    ...can you let us know the make/model of the mainboard and/or server?

    We may be able to help better if we have this info.
    I am at home at the moment and all I can remember about it is that it is Intel based and something over three years old. I will look into it some more tomorrow. Thanks.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    OK. After powering up this is what is displayed on screen:

    Copyright 1996 -2004 Intel Corporation

    Intel Corporation D865GLC Desktop Board
    Serial Number: ABLC********
    BF86510A.86A.0060.P16.0404121116
    This is the bios version

    Intel® Celeron® Processor, 2.4 Ghz

    I have found the bios update download here: Link

    I will give the update a try and post the results here.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Dave

    I have come across a problem on my home pc where if an sata lead is not properly seated in the drive it creates the same problem of what your having now. Also, just a random question, what power supply are you using in terms of watts. Just wondered if you had any over devices running.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    Dave

    I have come across a problem on my home pc where if an sata lead is not properly seated in the drive it creates the same problem of what your having now. Also, just a random question, what power supply are you using in terms of watts. Just wondered if you had any over devices running.
    SATA leads correctly seated in the motherboard and in the drives [I have just checked them]

    Power supply details:

    Make: Ever
    Model: ST-250BLP
    Power: There are several tabulated entries for power on the side of the supply. Left to right and top to bottom they read:

    In the Voltage column:

    Max [power] 150 W 156 W
    Max 226 W

    In the Current column:

    Max 24 W

    In the Frequency column:

    Total power 250 W.

    Bios update status:

    Bios version is now: BF86510A.86A.0077.P25
    Bios version was: BF86510A.86A.0060.P16.0404121116

    The bios update does not appear to have solved the problem.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    You have a 230W PSU. That's rather pathetic.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    You have a 230W PSU. That's rather pathetic.
    I agree

    I had a quick look at the bios update versions and nothing seems to be mentioned in relation to fixing the nature of the problem.

    do you have a spare PSU with a bit more beef?

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    You have a 230W PSU. That's rather pathetic.
    I agree

    I had a quick look at the bios update versions and nothing seems to be mentioned in relation to fixing the nature of the problem.

    do you have a spare PSU with a bit more beef?
    No but what I have tried since my last post is to disconnect the CD drive [taking my lead from the posts about the PSU] The server has just started succesfully with two SATA drive in place. Looks like I will have to do without a CD or DVD drive in this server as I don't have any other PSUs knocking around. No great loss, as once I have completed all my updates I don't think I will need the CD drive again. I will use an external CD drive for those updates.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    Of course... Power!.. Should have thought of that with them being SATA's.

    tbh, a new power supply isn't too expensive and would improve the survivability of the server plus get your CD back.. plenty around for less than £30 that are of decent spec. Avoid cheap cr*p though.

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    Re: Dual SATA HDD Computer

    I'd spend a little more than £30 and get a decent branded PSU. Especially as it's a server.

    for example, how about a Corsair VX450U for £39?

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