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Installing 2nd SATA Drive


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rainmaker

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Hello there!

I am trying to add a 2nd SATA drive to my machine. I DO NOT want a RAID setup, I just want another 120GB. So I plugged it in and now it doesn't show up. (I'm running XP.)

Any thoughts...?
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Neil Jones

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Look in Computer Management -> Disk Management. Does your new drive appear in there? If so, you need to format it.
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is the drive listed in the bios? you may need to use a disk that came with your motherboard for raid setup. yes i heard you when you said you didnt want raid, but theres a setting for "just a bunch of drives" which will have neither raid0 or raid1, but will just be multiple hard drives, not cloned, not spanned.
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a JBOD array wouldnt really be appropriate its still a RAID and has over head disadvantages also JBOD from what i have ever read of it creates a single drive out of the two or three odd sized drives not seperate disks on a raid array which is just normal non raid operation JBOD is something entirely different.
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The bios does not find / recognize or otherwise even acknowledge its existence. Thus, neither does it show up in the XP computer management stuff. I have a driver disk that came with the mobo but I did not use it when first installing windows as I only had one drive and did not want a raid set-up. Now I do not know how to install those divers to attempt the suggested solution without going throught the whole Winblows setup to get to the 'press F6 if you have a driver disk' prompt. Any ideas...? Oh and by the way I have completly swapped the power and data cables from the old to the new and vice versa and the old continues to work like a charm....the new not at all. So the bios can see the old on either SATA plug on the mobo, but refuse to even blink at the new.
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Does anybody have ANY ideas?!?!?!? I'm stumped....
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