Sunday, June 13, 2010

ECS P4M800-M7 Motherboard SATA Problem.

If anybody encounter problem with SATA interface on ECS P4M800-M7 motherboard, you should upgrade the bios and limit the transfer rate of the drive.

My situation:

My mobo cannot detect my 500gb WD HDD. So, I suspected the bios problem because, bios didnot display any SATA interface. After I upgrade the bios, SATA Interface appeared but still not detect the hdd. BIOS take about 3 minutes to finish POST. Still, no hdd detected.

Then, I suspected the hdd is using new SATA technology but mobo still using first SATA technology. So, I set hdd jumper to limit the transfer rate. Then mobo could detect the hdd.

Mobo manufacturer: EliteGroup (ECS)
Model: P4M800-M7 Ver 3.1


  1. (1)
    Upgrade BIOS
    Download Latest BIOS file from here
  2. (2)
    Setting HDD jumper to limit to 150mb transfer rate
    Read this document on how to set the jumper

* beware - you may trash you mobo

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