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I guess this means my motherboard has failed?

Sayjimwoo
Level 7
Tonight I decided to format Windows 8.1. I went into the bios and couldn't see my bluray drive. I booted back into Windows to confirm it wasn't there. I reset cmos, no joy. I tried a different sata cable and a different port, no joy. I have power to the drive so that isn't the issue. I then tried a second bluray drive I own and same result. There is no bleep upon boot or any indication I have faulty hardware. I was only using the drive an hour before. What else can I try or is my motherboard now a dud?
Thanks in advance.

Case: Cosmos Ultra tower II (+9 corsair Performance Edition fans)
MB: Asus Z97 Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790k Devils Canyon (4.8ghz stable OC)
Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16 GB 2400 MHz
GPU: GALAX GeForce GTX 980 HOF
SSD: 1x Plextor M6e PCI-Express 256gb (Windows 8.1)
SSD: 1x Plextor M6e PCI-Express 256gb (Origin)
SSD: 2x Samsung 850evo 1tb (Steam)
HDD: 2x WD Black 2tb (bulk storage)
Media: Pioneer BDXL Blu-Ray Player
Icy Box IB-864 Card Reader

PSU: Silverstone 750w
OS: Windows 8.1 Home Premium 64-bit

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Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Elite Mechanical
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gamer82
Level 7
Have you tried more than just one extra sata port? Try all of them just to make sure. It could be a few bad ports or the MB could be failing but I'd expect to see other issues too like slowdown and such.

Deon017
Level 8
Silly question, but you are plugging it into the top sata ports and not the 3 at the bottom?

Deon017 wrote:
Silly question, but you are plugging it into the top sata ports and not the 3 at the bottom?


Finally got it working. The top 6 Sata ports 4 are Intel and 2 are Asmedia, I already knew that the Asmedia ports don't work for optical drives.

Then there are 4 more sata ports at the bottom (next to 2 Sata express ports). Anyway, all this time by mistake I had it plugged into the Asmedia port near the Sata express ports but I was unaware, but it had worked for a while for some reason.
After it failed, I put it in the next port which was also Asmedia. It wasn't until I read the manual that I noticed the 2 ports were Asmedia and the 2 ports closest to the MB were Intel.
I plugged it into the Intel and voila it was detected again, phew.

The thing that threw me was that it was working all for a while in the Asmedia port (bought the drive a few days ago) until my motherboard decided not to pick it up.
Damn Asmedia ports, why can't they all be Intel?
W10 Pro - Phantek ATX Glass - Asus Maximus IX Formula - Zonar Phoebus - Intel i7 7700k - Corsair H115i - Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz - 1080ti Sea Hawk X - 3x Samsung 850 evo 1tb - 2x WD Black 2tb - Pioneer Blu-Ray - Corsair RM850 - Razer Deathadder Chroma - Razer Ultimate Stealth 2016 - BenQ XL2720Z 27 144hz Gaming Monitor - Oculus Rift