I posted previously about this but thought I’d create a new thread just to home in on this issue.
When I installed the drive the initial ‘post’ part of the boot process went from about 2 seconds up to about 30 seconds. I was able to reduce this back to 2 seconds by changing the drive setting in the Phoenix BIOS to ‘CD ROM’ as opposed to ‘Auto’. In doing this the BIOS no longer recognises the drive by its ID as it had done eventually with Auto setting. The drive does seem to work ok but I’ve not done any speed tests, and I am concerned that things are perhaps not quite as they should be. By not auto detecting the drive, is the BIOS not picking up information that it should?
Has anyone had the same problem and does anyone know why the BIOS might have had this delay in picking up the drive? Is it a firmware issue or a hardware issue? Is it worth me flashing the firmware with another version, or does all this suggest that the drive has a problem and I should ask for a replacement? Are there particular BIOS settings I should use?
Any help would be very much appreciated.