I just got 3 new 1.5tb seagates that I want to use. I'd like to be able to boot from one of them. However, whenever I load vista32 or 64 and get to the drive configuration screen - I can always see the drives and even format them just fine, but windows always gives me a message "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation" when I try to actually install vista on it. I have an Asus p5q and an intel DP35DP motherboard - both with latest bios - and both exhibit the same behavior. I have downloaded the latest ICH10 and ICH9 windows boot-time driver disks - and loading the drivers during the windows install doesn't change the problem. Even if I format a small partition of 750gb, I still can't make it bootable. I have tried the SATA setup as AHCI and IDE - but both produce the same problem. Is this related to the bad firmware in the seagate drives? Other than not being able to boot from one of them - I've been able to use each of them for data just fine.