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#1 Uraiser

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:26 PM

I have a person asking me if its necessary to set the jumpers on an SATA drive to become a slave. Is it? His computer is not recognizing the drive at all, but that was only through windows, He didnt mention BIOS.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:20 PM

You don't need jumpers since you can only have one drive per channel...

For the part about it not being reconized we are going to have to wait untill someone more intelligent comes around.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:55 PM

You don't need jumpers since you can only have one drive per channel...

For the part about it not being reconized we are going to have to wait untill someone more intelligent comes around.



Ah, I only have experience with IDE HDD's, not SATA's. So, yeah, this is new to me.. He didnt say if he has more than one SATA drive, and if he does, he probably needs the driver for the next plug.If he doesnt, probably has to enable SATA in the BIOS.. Just logically speaking.. Anyone confirm what I think?

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 06:21 PM

Firstly we need to know if he has any IDE drives, and if so are they being used as the system drive (to boot up from), and also how many SATA drives he has, and particularly how they are connected to the motherboard (ie by an expansions PCI card, or directly to the motherboard...) this way we can determine what is happening and what needs to be done! Post back when you're ready!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:58 PM

Will do.. Sine I dont deal with SATA too much, this is obviously new to me, thanks for helping =).

It'll probably be wednesday when I post back, tomorrow being the 4th and all.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:37 PM

IIRC, there are no jumpers on SATA. However, you have to go into the BIOS so that it will recognize the drive, and SATA has to be enabled. (Older computers required you to tell the computer to search for the drives, one at a time.)




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