View Full Version : Maximus formula problems using SATA DVDROM

03-14-08, 06:10 AM
I have such a problem:
Recently have bought Asus Maximus formula and I have Pioneer DVDR-212 (sata dvdrom)
When trying to boot, the system does not recognise this dvdrom.
When I connect IDE dvdrom everything is ok.

Is there some functions I need to set in BIOS setup, or I need to make some updates to BIOS, or there is any other problems ?


03-14-08, 06:24 AM
disable AHCI in bios, everything should be good then.

note: if you disable AHCI after windows was installed, there is a small change windows will not boot. reinstall might be required

03-14-08, 06:53 AM
Already have done that (dissabling AHCI), still there appears the same problem.

03-14-08, 09:16 AM
Which bios are you running? I've been using two liteon sata drives with no issues -using ahci and raid. Give the 0907 beta bios a go if you haven't already.

Edit- Also if you are feeling brave you can flash the Maximus formula to a Rampage formula. The rampage bios is quite a bit better but I'm not sure it will help with your issue. I'm just throwing it out there as an option or something to do later on as support for the maximus weakens -it is discontinued btw:)
Head to XS forums (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=179580) for all the info needed. Just note that the board is a Rampage after this and you cant go back. So no warranty and such. Worked great for me.

03-14-08, 10:31 AM
Which bios are you running? <..>

Erm, how to find that, which version of bios it is? :)

03-14-08, 10:36 AM
Easiest way is to use cpu-z (http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php) or you can keep an eye open during bootup but it might go by too fast (its on the top left of the first post screen)

03-14-08, 11:19 AM
By default there is 0907 firmware of BIOS.
Well Dr.Nick maybe have any other ideas ? :)

03-14-08, 11:34 AM
Have you tried the drive in another PC using the same SATA cable? Just to eliminate the drive or the cable being the problem.

03-14-08, 11:50 AM
I would make sure the drive firmware is up to date and if that doesn't work I'd give a try in another PC or at least try another cable like Revs suggested. You can find the latest firmware for your drive here (http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html)

03-14-08, 11:55 AM
It might be worth trying a different power molex in the drive too. I've had connectors with dry joints before. They work intermitantly.

03-14-08, 02:12 PM
Have tried with different sata cables, different sata configurations(enchanted,dissabled,compatible) same problem.
Well I guess I need to check this drive on other machine, when I'll do that I'll let you know.
Thank you for you help. ;)


I connected drive using usb interface, and still it can't read any media.
There is the pic:

I needed firstly to do this check before bugging you guys with silly questions :)
Anyway, thank you for your help and answers.