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Gigabyte GA-K8VM800M M/B cant find Seagate Sata Hdd

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The motherboard can see the western digital wd1200 ( 120gb )sata hdd but when I install a seagate  ST3250410AS ( 250gb ) in its place it cannot be found, I also tried it with a Samsung ( 160gb )sata hdd and it could not be found either, any ideas ?
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Looks like it is a socket 754 mobo, so you most likely hit the 137gig bios limit.
Check the Gigabyte site and see if there is a bios update that fixes it.

Or you will have to get a PCI addon card to see the bigger drives
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Latest version seems to be   FD      from 2005/12/08, but it does't say anything about larger hard drives.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=1919
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I have found the problem with the hdd is as follows and there is no updated BIOS to rectify it.
SATA II HDD can't negotiate SATA I speed with VT8237/VT8237R chip properly.
These are the solutions
Fix SATA HDD to SATA I mode by jumper or others.
Using SATA I HDD with VT8237/VT8237R.
Ask HDD manufacturer for further help.
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whoops. I forgot about the SATA I - SATA II mismatch.
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The seagate sata hdd has a jumper setting on it to slow it back to 1.5mb/s - when this is selected the mobo does detect the drive OK
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Sorry that last message should read 1.5Gb/s data transfer
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Glad to hear it.
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Have fun filling up the new drive.    : )
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Thank you.   : )
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