Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:05 PM
I have a DELL 4700 with 2 SATA ports on the MB. I have a WD 160 gig SATA II and a WD 80 gig SATA I. I have an operating system on both disks, not cloned. I can hook up the SATA I (80) to port 0(boot), and the SATA II to port 1 and bios sees both disks but MY COMPUTER and Windows Explorer only sees the SATA I (boot).
If I reverse the MB connections and have the 160g SATA II on port 0(boot) bios sees both disks and MY COMPUTER&WIndows Explorer see the 160g SATA II as the boot and the SATA I for storage.
Is this because of SATA I & II issues? (works one way but not the other)
IN either case, I can boot into XP and run fine, just not able to use the larger disk for backup while using the smaller one for boot.