|I just got a new mobo (ASUS M4A87TD EVO), along with it a new processor and RAM, but I kept everything else from my old system. I recently got a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB hard disc for the old system (HD103SJ), which has been working fine on my older motherboard (ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe).|
After plugging everything in, I start the computer up with the intent on formatting the hard disc. However, though I can hear it spin up, and the BIOS doesn't beep or anything, then I hear the hard disc making this odd noise. A sort of "click click bonk" sound that repeats several times until it eventually stops.
The BIOS in the mean time fails to recognise the drive at all. It is a SATA 3Gb/s drive and only has SATA connectors, I've got it plugged into the SATA 1 port on the mobo. When looking at the main BIOS screen though it shows SATA 1 port as having no detected devices.
Is it something to do with the fact the new mobo uses SATA "6Gb/s"? The Hard Drive only makes the "click click bonk" sound when the SATA 6Gb/s cable is plugged into it.
I would be inclined to dig out the old SATA cable I just buried in a draw to see if it'll work, but my DVD drive is also SATAII capable, and connected to SATA 2 port with the provided 6Gb/s compatible cables, and that is detected and works fine.