Hi, I am using XPSP2 Pro and I'm having an issue installing an additional hard drive intended to be used for data only (no OS). The drive is a brand new Seagate 500GB internal/SATA, and I am trying to format the drive NTFS with the default cluster size. For some reason the formatting will get to roughly 50% and an alarm goes off on my Abit NF7 mobo. I also get a small "Logical Disc Manager: The format did not complete successfully" notification box from Windows. FWIW, Both the WD Raptor drive with the OS and the new Seagate drive are on a Highpoint Rocketraid 1540 PCI controller card that I have been using for 4 years now. Any ideas what could be causing the formatting problem, and what could be causing my mobo's alarm to go off? I do not want to jump to any conclusions and have this drive RMA'd just yet (although this could be the case). Thanks for any input.