Hiya, I Recently bought a 1.5TB Samsung F2 HDD from Aria, and planning to put into my PC.
I thought it was pretty straight forward, I plugged it in and went to the bios menu. It didnt detect it, fair enough, life isnt always that simple. So i went on samsung website, no help there.... Went on google to look for some forums.. couldnt find much there. Except for this one forum which they have had issues with the MOBO but they somehow rectify it..
I've tried, taking all the HDD's out except for that one, wouldnt detect,
I've tried, putting a jumper setting on it so that it is physically forced to be SATA I
I've tried, switching SATA ports and cables to see if the cable is broken etc.
The HDD Is spinning and warming up nicely so it shouldnt be faulty.
Shouldnt be DOA as packaging from aria was good.
my MOBO is the Abit AV-8 3rd eye, only can use 150 m/b transfer speed (SATA I),
I've got the latest BIOS ava. I believe there isnt (or I've not found) any HDD drivers for the AV-8, I assumed it might need a driver update or patch since the machine is about 4-5yrs old.
I dont really know where to go from there. I hope some of the tech people can help, because im just a bit stumped on where to go from here..
I dont plan to upgrade my PC until a couple of years time because atm it runs my work programs fine, and Im not a huge fan of 'i must have the best graphics on my game'. I still play AOE2 occasionally with friends.. lol.
So any help would be GREAT! Many thanks, Rep button on the ready...