I have tried changing the power cables and sata cables. I have also reversed the order that the drives are plugged in. It doesn't matter what I do, the hard drive that is plugged into the lowest SATA slot is not detected. If I go into the BIOS and do an autodetect of the hard drives the first drive shows up as only 136gb. I have also tried plugging a third hard drive (also a Seagate, but an older model) into a SATA slot ahead of my ES.2 drives and the old drive is detected but the first of the new drives is not.
I have tried flashing the BIOS to the newest version but that hasn't fixed it. I am assuming this is a motherboard issue because it doesn't matter which drive, it only seems to be affected by the order in which they are plugged in. I looked at the SMART data on the drives and I don't see any problems. Needless to say, unless I remember to restart the computer every time I turn it on this is wrecking havoc with a RAID setup that I wanted to use. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fix this?
My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0)
Edited by kjm782, 07 December 2008 - 01:34 PM.