I’ve got a GSA H-62L on an Intel D975XBX. When I attach the H-62L to one of the primary SATA ports (ICH7R), POST usually either hangs at stage 5a (reset SATA bus) or takes an extremely long time (couple of minutes) to move on to the next stage, after which the O/S usually won’t boot because of disk related problems.
If I attach the H-62L to the secondary SATA controller (SiL 3112), POST usually completes without problem and the system boots normally from a power off state. A warm reboot usually works, but occasionally the machine will hang completely unless I also attach a SATA hard drive to the secondary controller – then the machine works completely normally all the time.
Operationally this isn’t much of a problem…the drive works fine as both burner and reader off the secondary controller. The only time it is an issue is on those rare occasions when I need to boot from the drive…most self-booting CD’s won’t support booting off the secondary SATA controller.
I’m presuming that this is not very common because I don’t see any one else complaining of the same problem, but if anyone has any ideas I’d sure appreciate the input.