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    motherboard doesn't detect sata 2

    Hi I just joined the forum today, I am facing a problem with my new desktop. I have a maximus viii ranger, and I was trying to install an old hd drive sata 2 but the bios doesn't recognise anything. All ports are set as enable, I tried different sata cables and power cabler. I can ear the drive working but nothing comes. Anybody have an idea what is happening?

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    Hello??? Anybody there?

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    Hello

    Listing system components, especially drives, would be helpful.

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    ProcessorIntel Core i7 2600K @ 4.6 GHZ
    Memory (part number)32 GB G. Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC3 12800 @ 1600 MHZ
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    6)1) Does the drive CURRENT work in any other PCs?

    2) how does the device appear in in BIOS? Is it just blank or is it reading it as a garbled mess?

    3) Just because the device is spinning does not necessarily mean that the sata control board is functioning properly...

    4) Do you have similar issues with any other sata drives you connect to your PC. Sata is backward compatible so to me it sounds simply like a hard drive failure.

    5) Have you tried a different SATA power adapter (preferably off another rail)?

    6) Finally try the Hard drive manufactures tools provided on their support site. If Seatools cant read a Seagate drive for example it is RMA or replacement time
    Last edited by zsanfusa; 08-26-2015 at 07:55 PM.

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    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-6700k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache
    Motherboard ASUS® MAXIMUS VIII RANGER: RoG, PCI-e 3.0, SATA 3.0, LG1151
    Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 8GB)
    Graphics Card 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3 DP

    The hard drive it's an old samsung 3.5 inch sata 2. Would be the 3rd drive.

    I ve tried different power and sata cables, different ports and nothing.
    The drive it's working fine because every time I put it back on my old computer it works.
    And it's as "empty" in Bios.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Hello

    If other drives work without issue it may be a compatibility problem. Quite a few older SATA II drives and SSDs do not meet Intel's latest SATA specifications (revised and tighter timings) which result in these type of issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praz View Post
    Hello

    If other drives work without issue it may be a compatibility problem. Quite a few older SATA II drives and SSDs do not meet Intel's latest SATA specifications (revised and tighter timings) which result in these type of issues.
    Hi

    Yes it's what I think. I might need to buy a sata/usb cable adapter or just bue a new drive. I don't know yet, anyway thanks for your help. Any suggestions for a good sata usb dock?

    thanks

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    Hello

    You're welcome.

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