Silly hardware problem
By terryh on Oct 06, 2005
I was working on assembling a PC this evening, and I put in two SATA drives. The BIOS didn't see them, so I couldn't set up the RAID array I wanted. It turns out that the motherboard only supports SATA-150. So I had to physically jumper the drives down to SATA-150. I'd have thought in this day and age, they could negotiate the slower speed, but apparently not. This small factoid may be worth knowing if you're looking at a box that doesn't see its SATA drives. For what it's worth, the motherboard is an Albatron K8X800 Pro II and the drives are Western Digital 2500KS.