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SATA-0 / SATA-2 Disk problem


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Gswiss

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When I connect a 2nd SATA disk to a DELL Dimension, it's recognised by the BIOS but not by XP Home-SP2 Device Manager (nor Partition Magic, nor AIDA).

What I find odd is that I can see only 2 SATA plugs on the motherboard. However, the BIOS sees the original boot disk under Drive 0 and Port SATA-0. The new one is recognised as Drive 1 and Port SATA-2. What happened to SATA-1?

I wouldn't mind except that this might be a reason why the new disk is not seen by Windows.

FYI, there are no IDE plugs on the MB except for the 2 optical disks

Edited by Gswiss, 08 June 2006 - 02:10 PM.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. A good place to look for help on this one would be at Dell's support web page. See http://www.support.dell.com/ This may be a known issue with this particular model and they may have a fix for it (maybe a bios update?). Take a look.
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I didn't find anything on the Dell site pertaining to this situation. probably because the BIOS recognises the disk.
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