In the first part of the sequence it does detect the two HDs in master channel 2 & 3 respectively. However in the latter part of bios sequence where there is a box around the data (know what I mean?) there is no indication of HDs. It does say that S.M.A.R.T. is disabled for both those drives.
So I'm not sure at which bit I am looking for the drives to be recognised - Please advise!
The HDs do appear to spin up in the boot sequence but then cease again.
I have also noticed that the chipset fan is a little noisy. No acute screeching but an ongoing sound like the bearings are going, so I'll be looking to replace that I guess.
I'm going away four 4 days tonight so any delay in reply is in no way a lack of appreciation for anyone offering tips and or help.