I’ve just finished my build and am running into an issue where Windows fails to boot if I have drives plugged into certain SATA ports. I am running a Supermicro X9DRH-7F (Quick Reference - flashed to LSI 2308). After shucking my drives (1x WD MyBook 4TB, 4x WD easystore 8TB, 1x WD easystore 12TB) and plugging everything in (including a 500GB SSD for OS), Windows would fail to boot and just hang on the startup loading screen.
After playing around with things a bit, I realized that it will boot if I just have my SSD plugged into one of the SATA 3 ports. Additionally, I tested several of the drives in the other SATA 3 port and everything worked as expected in that case as well. However, if I plugged a drive into the port labeled S-SATA1, it hangs on boot again.
I’m hoping someone can provide some insight as to what could be causing this issue. I did a bit of research and everything I read said all of the ports should work for my use-case, maybe I missed something though? Or maybe I should just use the onboard SAS instead?
Thank you for your time!