Thanks! I've ordered the BIOS chip since £8.50 for a potential fix is worth a try. I'll make a post on there and see if anyone has a clues and see if they have anything for sale.I added you to a PC hardware group on FB that is UK based, there is usually something for sale or people will offer you something when you're looking for something. Pending admin approval though.
Just a Windows 10 machine with a bunch of disks, SMB shares and Plex running on it really. Other than having a tape drive it doesn't actually do anything an 8TB drive in my normal machine couldn't do. I wouldn't trust that single disk though...A windows server? What sorcery is this?
I went through a similar issue with my old server recently. All of the replacement bits were just as expensive, or more so, for a used part. Just broke down and bought a Synology and slapped my drives into it.Managed to get my hands on another ASUS Z97 PRO GAMER board after the BIOS chip unfortunately made no difference, it's used but I'm hoping the original problem was just a freak one-off issue and I won't see it again. I ended up paying less that 50p less than the price I paid for the board new in 2015, which is a little depressing but that's what they cost.