Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives
by Carla Schroder
So I crack open the box (Antec Sonata, minus the silly CPU exhaust tube that made the interior case temperature warmer and took up all kinds of room, but otherwise a splendid case) and in less time than it takes to say "Voila! That was so easy I should blog about it!" the new drive was ready to use.
But. It didn't work.
|Ah Carla, a queen among sysadmins. One day I will need this, and I'd never, ever have found it for myself! Who'd have thought it!|
I have been bitten by the ever-popular "disabled the HD port in the BIOS" issue more than once - it seems so silly, but that is just too easy to forget. I've not had to jumper any drives for backwards compatability, but I cna see how that could trip you up.
thank you very very much....you really helped me with the same problem...i spent about three hours installing the HDD, then i was depressed..i searched the net..till i found your great efort that solved the problem in seconds.