PT880 Neo-LSR Incompatibility with WD740GD Raptor?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Dave Hederich, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Cannot get Windows XP installation to recognize that there is a brand
    new WD740GD Raptor hard drive hooked up to the SATA connector on my
    brand new PT880 Neo-LSR. The HD does not show up in the bios, either.
    When I run the Western Digital hard drive test program off of a
    diskette, it identifies the WD740GD as a WD1200BB, but says there's an
    unknown error and that it cannot test the hard drive! I don't know if
    there's a problem with the motherboard or the hard drive, or if there
    is an incompatibility problem between the two. I've checked all the
    connectors and everything appears to be solid. I've built a dozen
    computers from scratch and have never had a problem like this. I'm at
    a total loss.
    Dave Hederich, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. Ensure that you have the PCI bus running at 33MHz. i.e. no overclocking. I
    have seen a number of Mobos where running at over 33 will cause all sorts of
    problems with SATA.

    - Yabba Dabba Do
    Barney Rubble, Apr 15, 2004
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