I have this annoying situation when connecting a SATA Optical drive to an Intel ICH9 SATA controller with the RAID Matrix enabled. With the controller set to non-RAID, the issue does not occur.
I’ve tested this strange scenario with all LG and Pioneer drives.
The situation is that the Optical SATA drives have their trays opening and closing every 45 seconds or when the RAID Hard Drives are accessed on that controller. This appears to be common on only the ICH9 SATA Controller found on the ASUS P5K and P5E series mobo’s.
Does anyone know of a patch or fix to allow SATA Opticals to function on SATA RAID controllers? Either something for the OS (XP SP2) or firmware mod for the drives themselve.