Hi! I’ve just bought the iHAS524-A and I cannot use it! If I connect it to either one of the 2 SATA ports on my motherboard, it is shown correctly along with my SATA Seagate HDD when I turn on the computer but then the windows won’t start. Actually, I can see the first Windows screen (the one with a black background) for a second or two, then the computer reboots. If I disconnect the Lite-on drive, everything works normally.
- Gigabyte GA-7VT880 motherboard w. two SATA 1.0 ports
- SATA Seagate HDD 500Gb jumper set to SATA 1.0
- Windows XP SP3 with SATA drivers (Sorry, I don’t have more specific information and I don’t know where to look for it)
I have 3 other optical drives, all IDE, but it’s not too many of them, so to speak, because disconnecting one of them didn’t help.
My suspicion is that it’s a SATA 1.0 - SATA 2.0 compatibility issue as on the SATA wiki page my motherboard chipset VT8237 is mentioned as having an issue with SATA 2.0 drives. My HDD has a jumper allowing transfer rate setting at 150 Mb/s or 300 Mb/s, but the iHAS524 doesn’t.
What do you think?