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Help Sata-2 Hd Problem

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#1 bry187


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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

I recently found out I have a very bad virus on my computer so I decided to buy a new hard-drive to load all of my stuff onto then reformat rather then burn everything on DVDs . The problem is everyone told me it should be purely automatic but it is isn't. When plugging it into a friends computer it recognizes it right away and boom he has a new drive. However on mine it does not show up at all.
I have an Asus p4c800 motherboard and the disk drive is a Seagate 250gb sata-2 HD. I know the motherboard is only SATA but the harddrive has a jumper to set it backwards compatible and I have tried both settings none have worked. Currently I have 3 IDE harddrives and 2 of them are set RAID together so I have 2 drives under windows explorer and the new hard drive will not show up at all. I am extremely inexperienced so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:39 AM

My wife has a P4C800 mobo on her system - and it's older than my P4P800 SE mobo. My mobo needs to have drivers installed to recognize the SATA drives - it's wasn't automatic at the time these mobo's were produced.

I haven't investigated the BIOS updates for these boards, so I don't know if anything has been done to remedy this (I'm gonna get a new board rather than try to upgrade this one)

So, you'll have to locate the SATA/RAID drivers for this drive and load them according to the manufacturer's instructions. I have no clue about how this will coexist with your RAID setup (I don't do RAID :thumbsup:
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