WD Caviar Green freezes server before boot

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http://superuser.com – I have a server with an Asus P8Z68-V motherboard, running Ubuntu Server. The system boots fine with the boot disk on SATA-0, and a 2TB Hitachi HDD on SATA-1. However, when I replace the 2TB Hitachi with a 3TB WD Caviar Green hard drive, the system freezes during boot at the splash screen (ASUS motherboard, press DEL to enter UEFI BIOS setting, etc). The SATA controller is set to IDE mode. The disk does not appear if it is connected after the system is booted. I have updated to the latest BIOS image, an 05/2012 release. (HowTos)