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Got a samsung 520gb sata hard drive. My ECS PM800 M2 Board does not see that sata drive at all. No problem with the IDE 200gb hard drive. It boots up fine. I have already updated my BIOS, but seems to me that VIA Raid need to be uodated as well. Please could u help me or point me in the right direction. Tks

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