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msi motherboard sata ports no power

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#1 linuxguru707


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:07 AM


i have a k8n master 2 msi mother board dual core amd socket 940 with 2 wd 250gb hdds for sata. the problem im having is that the drives dont spin up at all. i have tried another power supply no go, check the bios to see if sata is enabled and it is. any help would be very greatful.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:44 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Have you entered your BIOS utility and made sure the drives are being detected by the motherboard's BIOS utility?

Check SATA0 and SATA1 to see if a drive is being detected on that port.

If that is a no go.

Please check that your SATA device power wires are properly connected between the drives and the PSU.

I see where you stated that you changed power supplies and still had the same issue with both power supplies.

If the data cables are at fault or the drives are not being detected by the BIOS, there is nothing to tell the drives to spin up in the first place, even if power is being supplied to the drives. Something has to send a signal to the hard drive's controller to spin up.

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