I have a new SS-4200-E that will not boot. I attached 2 new Seagate 1.5 GB sata drives and all I ever got was a flashing power light. After exploring the discussion groups and the web, I have tried the reset button on the unit (the procedure doesn't work as stated, ie flashing lights in unison) and it didn't help the situation. I tried a new single Seagate 500 GB drive, still no luck. When I try the reset button while powering on the unit never flashes power button and HD Leds in unison and the power button stays amber.
Just got back from purchasing a Lacie Big disk network at retail so we can do the project this weekend. No profift this time.
First make sure your hard drive doesn't contain any RAID/partition information. Delete any existing partitions on the hard drive and try again. If you still encounter same issue, then you may be affected by the TA-901 issue. Follow the steps in http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/ss4200-e/sb/CS-028954.htm.
Btw, SS4200-E only supports two-drive or four-drive configuration, so single drive won't work.