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What causes SATA ports on a motherboard to just up and die?

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Running an Asus M4A88T-M in my mATX server, lost power for over a week when that storm hit the northeast US, and when we lost power, it came back on a couple times, sort of surging, I guess. Powered the server on and saw that 2 drives were missing. Thankfully just one of the two were part of the RAID5 (the other one was just a hot spare), but now I've got to RMA this board.

Unless the SATA ports aren't dead? Tried multiple SATA cables, verified the drives all powered on, plugged the working drives into the suspect SATA ports and the mobo had no idea they were there. Anything else I can do to test the board?
Edited by DEC_42 - 11/8/11 at 1:33pm
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seems like its dead. nothing you can really do but hope that ASUS will RMA the board, not sure if having surge run through it counts as a RMA reason, thats more the insurance companies job. take it as a lesson, when there is lightning turn your computers off. friend of mine lost his 4 grand computer because he used it in a lightning storm, also Surge boards dont help.
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