only one hdd working

  sittingduck 17:02 14 Aug 2006

I have 2 SATA 2 drives installed but only c drive is found by the pc.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:29 14 Aug 2006

What is visible in disk management?

Right click my computer, choose manage and then disk management.

  sittingduck 17:52 14 Aug 2006

my c drive and my 2 dvd drives
i have an ABIT IL8 mother board if that is of any use

  Diodorus Siculus 18:27 14 Aug 2006

Turn off the machine and check that the cables are properly connected - both power and SATA cables.

Is it seen in the BIOS?

  sittingduck 18:31 14 Aug 2006

I dont think it is seen in the BIOS, but im not too sure about how to set up the BIOS

  sittingduck 18:48 14 Aug 2006

cables connected ok

  Diodorus Siculus 20:18 14 Aug 2006


  Quiller. 20:33 14 Aug 2006

It is a little complicated.

Enter the bios, intergrated peripharals, on chip serial ata settings. What are your settings for

1) on chip sata controller

2) pata ide mode

3)sata mode

  sittingduck 11:18 15 Aug 2006

on chip sata settings

***on chip sata controler***

IDE bus master enabled
on-chip IDE-1 controller enabled

***on chip sata settings***

on chip sata controller combined mode
sata port speed setting disabled

pata IDE mode IDE-2

sata IDE mode SATA 1, SATA 3 IS IDE-1

  Quiller. 17:13 15 Aug 2006

I think you have your second Sata drive in the wrong slot Sata slot.

You are using Pata IDE mode 2. So that will see the SATA 1 and SATA 3 connecters.

Looking from the bottom you should have 4 Sata controller connecters.

top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right.

Sata 1 is top left. Connect the other hard drive to bottom right. This should enable both drives.

  sittingduck 00:35 16 Aug 2006

i have moved the connector to the other slots but to no avail

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