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Motherboard doesn't detect a HDD

I have 2 6gb/s SATA ports and 4 3gb/s ports. I have 2 HDDs that are plugged in 6gb/s SATA ports. But when I try to plug them in to 3gb/s, so motherboard doesn't detect it. I was checking BIOS... nothing.

I have two choices: solve it somehow or buy a new motherboard.
I'd like to solve the problem!
ASUS P8H67-M motherboard
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  1. Best answer
    It may seem like the SATA II Ports that are 3gb/s are faulty.

    Have you tried using different cables with them? Different 3GB/s ports?

    If you have, I'm guessing it detects nothing, maybe that 'Rail' of ports are faulty if you know what I mean.
  2. Hi there plushkinn,

    So you have 2 SATA lll ports and 4 SATA ll ports right?

    Have you tried all of the SATA ll ports? Also, as xFeaRDom said, make sure you use different SATA and power cables.

    In case the issue persists, then I believe there may be something wrong with the MOBO.
    You can update your MOBO drivers I guess. (even BIOS)

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
  3. I've tried to use different cables... still nothing. I was trying to update BIOS, but BIOS doesn't read the .rom file. BIOS writes: "Image integrity check failed", when I try to open it in ASUS EZ Flash Utility.What should I do in this situation?
  4. D_Know_WD said:
    Hi there plushkinn,

    So you have 2 SATA lll ports and 4 SATA ll ports right?

    Have you tried all of the SATA ll ports? Also, as xFeaRDom said, make sure you use different SATA and power cables.

    In case the issue persists, then I believe there may be something wrong with the MOBO.
    You can update your MOBO drivers I guess. (even BIOS)

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)


    Anonymous said:
    I've tried to use different cables... still nothing. I was trying to update BIOS, but BIOS doesn't read the .rom file. BIOS writes: "Image integrity check failed", when I try to open it in ASUS EZ Flash Utility.What should I do in this situation?
  5. Make sure it is the right BIOS version you are trying to update. I've come across threads that the reason for that error message was the fact that the OP was trying to update to a wrong version.

    If this is not the case, then I believe it would not hurt to contact the manufacturer's Support on that.

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
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