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EPoX EP-8VTAI HARD DRIVE ISSUE

Ok, this issue has been a huge pain in the butt for a long time. I have an EPoX EP-8VTAI motherboard with a VIA K880 chipset. My 80GB SATA drive works fine, but any larger drives I connect won't work. I have tried an external 300GB USP drive and it says it isn't formatted. I tried a 300GB PATA drive and got the same issue. I have tried all the driver updates I can think of. I can't even format the drives. Any method I try to use to format fails. Whaddaya think is wrong?

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  • ihawkins Feb 04, 2008

    I am trying to get the BIOS update from EPoX. I think there is a problem with their FTP site. Every attempt I have made to get the file has ended in a timed out connection.

  • ihawkins Feb 15, 2008

    OK, I was finally able to get the updated BIOS files and everything is working perfectly now. Thank you very much JonwVBFL .

  • kiv5Igor Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same motherboard (EP-8VTAI). Was trying to install new WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA drive. While the drive works from under the Windows XP SP3, computer is unable to boot from this drive. I have latest EPOX BIOS (6.00PG, 02/27/2006). Is there anything else that could be done here?

  • castatroy May 11, 2010

    On the motherboard do you have both SATA and IDE connection slots?

  • Jon White
    Jon White May 11, 2010

    It sounds like your BIOS is unable to see past a storage barrier. Being a socket A, it is a couple years old. What version BIOS do you have?

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This mobo and many other 32-bit mobos can't support hard drives more than 160GB.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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Try creating a volume first in computer management storage section

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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Try going to your manufacturers website and updating your BIOS to the latest version.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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