03-15-2011 09:47 AM
There seems to be a compatability issue with the Seagate 750GB drives (ST9750420AS) and the W700ds (and possibly other W series notebooks).
With the controller set to RAID in BIOS Windows 7 and possibly other OSs can not access the HDDs. This configuration results in a 7B "inaccessable boot device" error BSOD.
Testing revealed only the ST9750420AS with FW 0001SDM5 (the only FW avaible) results in the 7B BSOD regardless of the RAID driver version installed. I have not phiscally removed the Turbo memory device to see if it plays a role in the problem or not.
The W700ds (2757) system I have available to test is compatable with the following Seagate (drives with various FW versions):
These were tested with Widows XPP 32bit, Windows 7 64bit and Linux 64 bit, these were tested in both RAID and non RAID configurations.
And not compatable with:
ST9750420AS, tested with Windosw 7 x64 in RAID configuration.
Any comments, corrections or resolution welcom.