curious but when you powered on the psu for the first time did you actually see "white smoke" appear from somewhere off the motherboard?
if so then i'd say something burned out somewhere for some reason that may be the cause of your problem and why the drives don't show up in your bios/uefi.
if you saw "white smoke" from the psu then something may have burned out in there causing the motherboard not getting power in some places that needs it for the drives to be seen in the bios/uefi.
either way if you saw white smoke i think both the psu and motherboard would need to be tested on their own before going any further in trying to get things working.
Well, after assembling and turning on the PC, the smoke protruded from above the case. After switching off the mains and opening the casing, I could no longer see any smoke, but the burnt smell was rather strong.
As of now, the PSU & motherboard seems to be working, along with the processor, RAM, SSD, etc. but not the 4 HDDs. I considered overload, but the only components I upgraded from my previous build are:
- 2x 8GB DDR4 RAM
- replaced DVD Drive
I think he was kidding about the smoke.
I have an MSI mobo back in FL but if I remember correctly it was set at ACHI/Raid and it wasn't happy when I changed it to ACHI. Won't hurt to experiment.
I'll try that.
i wasn't sure and why i asked, if no smoke and the psu is capable of powering all his upgrades and the drives then i'm sure you'll get to the bottom of the driver/software problem.
There was smoke, and how am I to get to the bottom of? Been searching for hours on SATA drivers for my MSI mobo to no avail. I did try installing chipsets etc. but still no detection.