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idata
Community Manager
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DZ77-SL50K sata cage compatibility

Hi,

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.

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Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Tub,

Please let me know if you are using the SATA cable or the USB header to connected the backplane to the Intel motherboard?

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

it's connected with 4 of the 5 internal SATA ports.

Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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Hi,

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?

If you need addicional assistance, feel free to contact your local support group for assistance: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport?group=processor http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport?group=processor

Regards,

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

they are neither visible in the BIOS nor in the Boot Menu (F10).

So I'll contact the local support group.

Thank you for the advice.

Regards,

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