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DQ35JOE hangs at boot with WD RED 2TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Drive

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I have a DQ35JOE that works fine with older Seagate 1.5Tb, but hangs at boot when a WD RED 2TB 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Hard Drive is present in the system. It hangs with the cursor flashing at the top left, before the POST check. The Caps-Lock key works to toggle the caps-lock light, and Ctrl-Alt-Del will reboot the system.

I have flashed the BIOS to the latest available, tried different drive combinations, changed the hard disk delay, and reset all BIOS options.

If the drive is hot-plugged to the system it work spendidly, but the system still hangs at the next reboot. The drive does also work fine on a plug-in PCIe SATA card.

Note this drive has 4096 rather than 512 bytes blocks, unlike the other drives in the system.

How do I get these modern drives to work with the On-Board Sata?

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