Recently had my back up drive fail with the result that it was unrepairable and I had to accept a new hard drive. The drive is a 300gb Maxtor SATA 2.I thought that all i would have to do is put the new drive in, boot up and all would bewell but NO! The drive is not recognised during post and when looking in device manager I have got a code 10 error in my SATA RAID controller. Have gone to MS help but no luck. Have tried to roll back, update driver and run registry mechanic to fix but still won't have it. The drive failed over a month ago so not sure if running any of the update facillities etc since then has had a effect? All ideas apprciated. Dave
Sata Drive not recognised by BIOS SATA 2 (SATA 300) is not backwards compatible with a SATA (SATA 150) controller. In order to use a SATA 2 drive on a SATA (SATA 1?) controller, the hard drive must have a jumper position to restrict it to using SATA (SATA 150), and a jumper must be installed. Some drives have the jumper position available (e.g. some recent Samsung), some don't (e.g. some recent Maxtor). This information can also probably be easily found on your hard drive manufacturer's web site. If your drive does not have the jumper position available, you must return it and get a SATA 2 one that does, or a SATA drive.