My new video card covers up 3 of the 6 sata ports on my mobo. I am able to plug one sata drive into the first covered port with a 90 degree cable, but the others are impossible to use with my video card in place. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, except for the fact that it appears my mobo requires my hard drives to be plugged into the ports in order. (ie for the third port to be used, there must already be a hard drives plugged in to the first and second ports.
Because I have 3 hard drives, I am only able to plug one in to the first port, one in the second, and one in the fourth (because the third is covered). The 3rd hard drive however is not recognized at all by my system. Is there any way to force it to see the drive? Thanks.
Sorry as I'm sure this post is a bit confusing.