The fact that it is seen in BIOS and identified correctly, would point towards the board being fine with it.
i had a look in the TPS and can't see anything about size limit:
3.3.2 PCI IDE Support
If you select Auto in the BIOS Setup program, the BIOS automatically sets up the two
PCI IDE connectors with independent I/O channel support. The IDE interface supports hard drives
up to ATA-66/100 and recognizes any ATAPI compliant devices, including CD-ROM drives, tape
drives, and Ultra DMA drives (see Section 1.4 for the supported version of ATAPI). The BIOS
determines the capabilities of each drive and configures them to optimize capacity and
performance. To take advantage of the high capacities typically available today, hard drives are
automatically configured for Logical Block Addressing (LBA) and to PIO Mode 3 or 4, depending
on the capability of the drive. You can override the auto-configuration options by specifying
manual configuration in the BIOS Setup program.
To use ATA-66/100 features the following items are required:
· An ATA-66/100 peripheral device
· An ATA-66/100 compatible cable
· ATA-66/100 operating system device drivers
ATA-66/100 compatible cables are backward compatible with drives using slower IDE transfer
protocols. If an ATA-66/100 disk drive and a disk drive using any other IDE transfer protocol are
attached to the same cable, the maximum transfer rate between the drives is reduced to that of the
Do not connect an ATA device as a slave on the same IDE cable as an ATAPI master device. For
example, do not connect an ATA hard drive as a slave to an ATAPI CD-ROM drive.
Have a look at the HDD troubleshooting for oyu board: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-010355.htm#controllerfailure
see if anything helps.
I got the point as you said. In BIOS setup I saw the hard drive was detected and shows even its capacity. But in windows I could not see even the volume Information. I had named the drive as MEDIA from another board when working with. I brought the drive and connected to this board, changed all channels master to slave primary to secondary. Now my doubt was I had made the drives manually set primary or secondary or master or slave through jumper setting. Now how to identify the cables if they are complaint to ATA/66 or ATA/100 or even the hard disks to check?
But the same drive is working fine on the other board no problem at all.