Getting SATA Hard Drive to Recognize on Gigabyte Motherboard

I was fixing a machine with a Gigabyte GA-K8A motherboard in it.

One thing I noticed was that the SATA Maxtor Hard Drive was not being detected and I could not auto detect it in the bios.

To solve this you have to turn RAID off.

To turn off RAID do the following:

1. Power on machine. Press DEL key to get into bios.
2. Go to the Integrated Peripherals menu
3. Look for IDE/Sata RAID Function and disable it.
4. Save and Exit.

Now your SATA drive should be detected. I am assuming this will work on many Gigabyte boards built around the same time as the GA-K8A, hope this helps

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