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Disappearing SATA drives on GA-8KNXP ?



 
 
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Old July 30th 03, 06:04 AM
Ackk
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Default Disappearing SATA drives on GA-8KNXP ?

I too had the same problem using ICHR5 and 2 Seagate 120gb SATA in
RAID0 with F5 BIOS. I called Gigabyte today and the tech I spoke with
said he knew what was wrong, that it was a known issue, and he emailed
me BIOS ver F6k which he said wasn't on their website yet. I flashed
the BIOS and now the system is solid as a rock. Also I'm now able to
run the memory (Corsair 1gb TwinX 3200LL) at CAS2 (2-3-2-6).
Previously it would POST but not boot at anything other than SPD
(which assigned the memory CAS 2.5). Just a side note here, when I was
putting this system together I had also an Asus P4C800 Deluxe and I
tried both. I couldn't even get the Asus to work until I upgraded the
BIOS for it. Then it worked fine. The Asus was noticeably faster than
the Gigabyte but then the Asus is a bit overclocked direct from the
factory. I noticed the CPU sink as well as the RAM got warm on the
Asus but not on the Gigabyte. I didn't like the fact that the P4C800
Deluxe doesn't use Intel's CSA for ethernet (though I see that the
P4C800-E Deluxe does), also the Asus didn't even come with a USB or
Firewire bracket (these are optional). I'm very happy with the 8KNXP
though I wish it had that Asus 'quickness'. I would have bought the
8KNXP Ultra as I could use the SCSI support but I figured, at almost
$400.00 for a mobo, better to wait till next year for SATA II & PCI
Express. Then the extra $$ for SCSI will be worth it. Gigabyte's tech
support has been outstanding as I've gotten to know this board. Before
I setup RAID 0 I used just 1 SATA drive and I had EasyTune4 installed.
I noticed that the Northbridge fan would only work for a little while.
When I called Gigabyte I found out that with EasyTune I had to set the
time parameters for the Northbridge fan. I set it to turn off the fan
at 23:55 and back on at 24:00. How's that for a quirk? I'm not using
EasyTune anymore, it's pretty useless except for fan/temp monitoring.

Best to all

On 28 Jun 2003 02:11:31 -0700, (Ben Kerwin)
wrote:

I am having this exact same problem as well.

2 Seagate ST3160023AS HDs (SATA 160GB) on the ICH5R controller. Both
drives appear fine on cold start but on reboot the second drive name
is garbage and the system doesn't see it. Power off and on fixes it.

It's annoying but can be worked around... just curious, anyone seeing
this problem with drives using the SI controller or only those on the
Intel controller?

If anyone has been able to make this issue go away I'd love to hear
how!


Ben


"Brad" wrote in message ...
I have 2 Seagate 120gb 7200.7 SATA drives in raid on ICH5 R - and I have the
same problem.

The only difference is perhaps that at restart it sees the drive but instead
of them appearing as ST etc as per normal they come up as corrupt
descriptions like @@@@@@@@@@@[email protected]@ . Power off and restart fixes it.

I will try tonight with my USB devices unplugged - hadn't tried that yet.

I'm running 800mhz fsb cpu - enermax 420watt powersupply


"Valik" wrote in message
...
Bit of a long shot but could it be the power supply?

I've had drives and cdrom drives go off line while in windows before
but not on a gigabyte board.

Bought a 550w PSU and problem hasn't reoccurred.

Valik


On 6 Jun 2003 06:01:10 -0700,
(Paul T)
wrote:

Anyone else having this problem?

I've just finished building a new PC with the GA-8KNXP. I've put in a
SATA drive on the Silicon Images controller to boot from, and two more
SATA drives in RAID 0 on the ICH5R controller. I'm running Windows XP
Pro.

When I boot from cold all's well, but when I restart from within
Windows the RAID drives disappear every time. The BIOS doesn't even
detect them.

I also have a Carry internal card reader connected to one of the USB
ports. When I disconnect the card reader, everything works as you
would expect on restart from Windows. I've also tried with another
card reader on a different USB port, and it causes the same problem,
so it's not just a Carry thing.

Even with the card reader installed, the RAID drives reappear again
fine when I do a full shut down and reboot from cold, so the problem
only happens on reboot from Windows.

I've got the latest versions of Intel Application Accelerator and
Chipset drivers.

Can anyone else replicate this problem, and does anyone have any
suggestions who to go to first for a fix? Gigabyte, Intel or
Microsoft?

Any suggestions welcome.

Paul


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Old July 30th 03, 06:56 AM
Marshall Lai
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What version of EZ-tune are you using? Care to email to me?
"Ackk" wrote in message
...
I too had the same problem using ICHR5 and 2 Seagate 120gb SATA in
RAID0 with F5 BIOS. I called Gigabyte today and the tech I spoke with
said he knew what was wrong, that it was a known issue, and he emailed
me BIOS ver F6k which he said wasn't on their website yet. I flashed
the BIOS and now the system is solid as a rock. Also I'm now able to
run the memory (Corsair 1gb TwinX 3200LL) at CAS2 (2-3-2-6).
Previously it would POST but not boot at anything other than SPD
(which assigned the memory CAS 2.5). Just a side note here, when I was
putting this system together I had also an Asus P4C800 Deluxe and I
tried both. I couldn't even get the Asus to work until I upgraded the
BIOS for it. Then it worked fine. The Asus was noticeably faster than
the Gigabyte but then the Asus is a bit overclocked direct from the
factory. I noticed the CPU sink as well as the RAM got warm on the
Asus but not on the Gigabyte. I didn't like the fact that the P4C800
Deluxe doesn't use Intel's CSA for ethernet (though I see that the
P4C800-E Deluxe does), also the Asus didn't even come with a USB or
Firewire bracket (these are optional). I'm very happy with the 8KNXP
though I wish it had that Asus 'quickness'. I would have bought the
8KNXP Ultra as I could use the SCSI support but I figured, at almost
$400.00 for a mobo, better to wait till next year for SATA II & PCI
Express. Then the extra $$ for SCSI will be worth it. Gigabyte's tech
support has been outstanding as I've gotten to know this board. Before
I setup RAID 0 I used just 1 SATA drive and I had EasyTune4 installed.
I noticed that the Northbridge fan would only work for a little while.
When I called Gigabyte I found out that with EasyTune I had to set the
time parameters for the Northbridge fan. I set it to turn off the fan
at 23:55 and back on at 24:00. How's that for a quirk? I'm not using
EasyTune anymore, it's pretty useless except for fan/temp monitoring.

Best to all

On 28 Jun 2003 02:11:31 -0700, (Ben Kerwin)
wrote:

I am having this exact same problem as well.

2 Seagate ST3160023AS HDs (SATA 160GB) on the ICH5R controller. Both
drives appear fine on cold start but on reboot the second drive name
is garbage and the system doesn't see it. Power off and on fixes it.

It's annoying but can be worked around... just curious, anyone seeing
this problem with drives using the SI controller or only those on the
Intel controller?

If anyone has been able to make this issue go away I'd love to hear
how!


Ben


"Brad" wrote in message

...
I have 2 Seagate 120gb 7200.7 SATA drives in raid on ICH5 R - and I

have the
same problem.

The only difference is perhaps that at restart it sees the drive but

instead
of them appearing as ST etc as per normal they come up as corrupt
descriptions like @@@@@@@@@@@[email protected]@ . Power off and restart fixes it.

I will try tonight with my USB devices unplugged - hadn't tried that

yet.

I'm running 800mhz fsb cpu - enermax 420watt powersupply


"Valik" wrote in message
...
Bit of a long shot but could it be the power supply?

I've had drives and cdrom drives go off line while in windows before
but not on a gigabyte board.

Bought a 550w PSU and problem hasn't reoccurred.

Valik


On 6 Jun 2003 06:01:10 -0700,
(Paul T)
wrote:

Anyone else having this problem?

I've just finished building a new PC with the GA-8KNXP. I've put in

a
SATA drive on the Silicon Images controller to boot from, and two

more
SATA drives in RAID 0 on the ICH5R controller. I'm running Windows

XP
Pro.

When I boot from cold all's well, but when I restart from within
Windows the RAID drives disappear every time. The BIOS doesn't even
detect them.

I also have a Carry internal card reader connected to one of the USB
ports. When I disconnect the card reader, everything works as you
would expect on restart from Windows. I've also tried with another
card reader on a different USB port, and it causes the same problem,
so it's not just a Carry thing.

Even with the card reader installed, the RAID drives reappear again
fine when I do a full shut down and reboot from cold, so the problem
only happens on reboot from Windows.

I've got the latest versions of Intel Application Accelerator and
Chipset drivers.

Can anyone else replicate this problem, and does anyone have any
suggestions who to go to first for a fix? Gigabyte, Intel or
Microsoft?

Any suggestions welcome.

Paul




 




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