Hi guys, thanks for the help
. What started all of this are the reviews that I read at NewEgg for some of Maxtors sata drives. I'm not having trouble yet but I have been on a sata hard drive buying binge recently. None are installed yet but I intend to use the sata drives for the OS and back up storage that will hopefully compliment the optical media.
I've about worn Google out... There are a lot of forum threads out there regarding primarily Maxtor but including Seagate and Hitachi drives not being detected, data corruption and of course Nvidea raid issues. Unfortunately, the threads get confusing because folks are looking for answers too a wide range of problems.
Can anyone confirm;
1) The SATA hard drive detection issue is resolved by a firmware update for most drives?
It's my understanding ( to date ) that most of the problems are caused by the SATA specs that don't specify a maximum time limit for how long it takes a drive to initialize.. Am I correct?
2) Is there a problem with data corruption on Nforce 4 boards with NCQ enabled hard drives?
I was just trying to give you a FYI over in the Hot Deals thread because I thought you were considering that Maxtor 300gig model at Outpost. Wanted to let you know that it might need a firmware update. As best as I can tell, you have to contact Maxtor for the firmware update.