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We just purchased Supermicro 1026T-URF SuperServer: X8DTU-F motherboard. Added Intel X25-E Extreme (Ephraim) SSDSA2SH032G1 2.5" 32GB SATA SSD drive and attached a SAS storage via Areca ARC-1880ix-12-4G PCI-Express card. The problem is - the server won't boot from CD or USB. It boots up, goes through the tests, sees the RAID on SAS storage - no errors. In BIOS it sees both the SSD and the RAID and it does see CDROM and USB drive (when inserted). After the harware check it goes to a blank black screen with the cursor blinking at the upper-left corner. SuperMicro support suggested a couple of basic solutions - like changing the boot order, but couldn't help. I have a feeling that the mother board is fine - no beeps, hardware check is fine... I night need to tweak the BIOS settings but, besides the obvious ones, I don't know which settings. Any thoughts? Thank you! Suvie55

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Make sure the DVD is plugged into the left most SATA connector on the motherboard. ( I-SATA0 )
Make sure SATA1 is set to "Compatability" in the BIOS.
Do not use "Enhanced" for SATA1.
Make sure the Primary IDE setting is CD/DVD in the BIOS.
Do not use "Auto"

On the USB problem, Make sure Legacy USB is disabled in the BIOS.
WARNING! The default is, Legacy USB " Enabled".

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