I have recently bought a Samsung HD154UI HDD. I’ve got an older MSI KT6V mainboard with a VIA VT8237 southbridge. I’d like to connect the drive to this mainboard, but apparently this VIA chipset is one of the rare ones that has problems with SATA autonegotiation and don’t want to work with SATA 3Gb/s drives unless they’re set to work firmly as SATA 1.5Gb/s.
My drive is not detected by the mainboard at all. Googling for “samsung sata jumper” does give solutions, but none of them work with my particular drive (not to mention that the schematics show a drive with 4 pair of pins, and my only has 2). I have tried putting the jumper in all possible combinations, but I wasn’t able to get anywhere with this.
So, the question is : does anybody know how to set newer Samsung drives (or, this particular drive) to work as SATA 1.5Gb/s?
Thank you very much in advance,