I have two 4GB Western Digital WD40EZRZ hard drives. The problem is that if I have one or both of them connected to any SATA port my computer locks up during POST. The motherboard logo appears but it never proceeds and I can't even enter setup or the boot menu. I have to hit the reset button.
If I boot without the drives connected then hotplug them, they are never recognized in Disk Management or Device Manager.
My two SSDs work perfectly. I've swapped everything around and confirmed that all the SATA ports, cables, and drives are working properly.
I flashed the latest BIOS (which unfortunately is from 2013). Defaulting the BIOS settings has no effect. I can't see any settings in Setup that might be causing this. I don't see anything in the manual.
Any ideas? I'm out of them.
- Motherboard: Intel DZ77SL-50K
- CPU: i7-3770
- SSDs: Western Digital WDS100T1B0A, Intel SSDSC2CT240A4
- HDDs: 2x Western Digital WD40EZRZ