we replaced all our old PCs with new ones with DZ77-SL50K mainboards. One of them is for adminstrative tasks and so I equipped it with a sata hot swap cage (Icy Dock MB974SP-B). But sadly most of the time the hdds in it aren't detected by the mainboard for booting. Once they are detected the PC runs for hours without any troubles. So I ran some tests:
- updated the bios to 0096
- took one of the other boards
- 2 different hdds: WD & Hitachi
- increasing the "Hard Disk Pre-Delay" in the BIOS to 20 seconds
The only things that helped:
- pcie sata controller (adaptec 1430sa)
- connecting the hdds directly
So I would be thankful for any hints what might help.
Are you able to see the hard drives on the BIOS? Are they being recognized before going to Windows? Can you please check this by pressing the F2 key on the splash screen?
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