[mythtv-users] OT: Backplane Modules

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 20:38:32 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 4:31 PM,  <joe.white at wachovia.com> wrote:
> A little over a year ago, I bought an IcyDock 5 bay back plane module [
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994028 ] to house
> my hopefully-impending software raid array.  In setting up the box I started
> getting the error "Hardware Initiate failed, please check device!!! The BIOS
> does not be installed, press <g> to continue" [verbatim quote] upon boot.
>  Sometimes before that message, the text describing a random drive would
> become garbled, or the a HD would simply not show up in the list.  Through
> the process of elimination, I discovered that removing the backplane also
> removed the errors.
> I am trying to figure if I just have a freak bad module, or if another brand
> would be preferable.  Thoughts?
Although I do not have that one I do have a few AMS 4 to 3 backplanes
and with them you can have these problems if the dive is twisted a
little in the backplane such that it does not get a good connection.


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