12-26-2008, 04:00 PM
TSF Team, Emeritus
Join Date: May 2005
OS: XP Professional
Like I mentioned, the Seasonic is great with RMA issues. I don't think they will fix it, I think they will send you a new one or at least a factory refurb that would be better than your two year old supply. BTW, I have one of those same model supplies in my spare computer (I only use Seasonic in my personal computers), so I know something about the quality of those units.
On your friends issue, here are some things to consider. If this doesn't help, then post the issue in a separate thread and we can take a look at it:
Please ignore what is not appropriate for your setup.
- In the bios, you should have the Sata set to IDE mode IF you are NOT using Raid, do you?
- In the Bios, you should have all the Sata options enabled, do you?
- Have you loaded all your chipset drivers from the motherboard disk?
- When you start to load the OS, did you load the Sata drivers at the F6 prompt, you should if you have Windows XP? You don't need them for Vista unless you are doing Raid.
- Are you certain you have the Sata hooked to the correct connection on the motherboard?
- If not using RAID, are you certain you have Raid turned off in the bios?
- Do you have the Bios set to boot as follows:
CDRom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd (if you have one)
Hard Drive - 3rd
- Do you have the Hard Drive Priority in the Boot area set with the Sata listed FIRST?
- Have you tried the Disk Manufacturer’s Hard Drive Utility to see if it recognizes the drive?
- Is your motherboard Sata II compliant or Sata I compliant. Some Sata drives have a jumper that you need to set if your Sata drive is Sata II and your motherboard is Sata I. Give that a look and see! (BTW: Hitachi drives use a software patch to do this instead of jumpers.
Post back with questions/issues/concerns.