Ok i got my new SATAII Hard drive Yesterday and I installed it and then i put the windows CD in and it only sees one hard drive. So i log into my user and I see 2 DVD drives. Clearly my Hard Drive cannot be a DVD drive so i am at a loss. I have 1 DVD drive connected(IDE), 1 120 gb hard drive (IDE), and the new Hard drive (SATAII). What do i do:(:uhoh::confused:
Are you familiar with jump settings? The drive may have a legend on its sticker depicting the relevant settings for the pins (these are the small removable plastic things next to where the cable plugs into). You may possibly have it set as a master drive, thus having two masters, rather than it being a slave.
well i thought i was suppose to take that out to make is SATA 3.0gb insted of leaving it in there which people said would make it SATA150, FYI i am a SATA noob, i am used to IDE
Er, does your mobo support SATAII? Because if it doesn't you're gonna want to go put that jumper back on. :p
Mortal/Corica - There is no master and slave for SATA, there's only one drive per channel so it removes the need.
is the drive formatted ? If it isn't , it will be seen in bios but not by the os in some cases till formatted.
Yes it supports SATA 3.0gb, i have a intel 945G mobo, and it is in the bios and sees it as a hard drive. I look in the devises place and it sees my 320 HD as a hard drive but it also sees another dvd rom. Also when i want to instal windows on it, it doesn't see my 320 HD.
That's because you need to need to give the Windows installer your motherboard's SATA driver, in the form of a floppy disk. One should have come with your computer, and/or you'll be able to download one from the manufacturer.
how do i do that?, Ok i am officialy screwed. I found what you asked and here is the drivers and the instal instructions.
When you enter setup, down the bottom there'll be a message saying 'Press F6 to install a RAID driver' or something along those lines. Stick your floppy in and...guess what...press F6.
I'm sure it's somewhat more involved than that, but I've only ever done it once, on a mate's PC. For some reason 2 of the 6 SATA ports on my motherboard work without additional drivers, so I have no need to do it on my main PC (and the rest use IDE so it's irrelevant).