Question about Seagate 750GB ST3750640AS SATA300 16MB 7200RPM (Bare drive) Hard Drive

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System won't boot with this in. I tried 2 of them in 2 different sata ports, and also tried jumpering for 1.5 Gb/s. The disks worked in my Mac. Now I want to put them into my dual Opeteron (Tyan K8 motherboard) so I can use for Windows 7. Any suggestions? The boot lists the drive type and hangs.

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  • jamesrome Sep 25, 2009

    No BIOS updates available. And you cannot get to the BIOS until after the SATA drive boots, so it is impossible to see if it is recognized.

  • jamesrome Sep 25, 2009

    No BIOS updates available. And you cannot get to the BIOS until after the SATA drive boots, so it is impossible to see if it is recognized.

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Are they recognised by the BIOS? If not check to see if there is a BIOS flash update available for your system.

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