I bought a new SATA HD by mistake, there is no connector for it ont his board,
I appreciate the HDD is NOT the issue.
Is the image I posted of the motherboard YOUR motherboard please. If it is NOT then Intel have included the wrong image in their PDF file.
If it is the CORRECT image the SATA is on the bottom left as I have indicated.
OBVIOUSLY I hope you appreciate that when you responded with the post, answering my question "Is it SATA" I could not know that you referred to a HDD and not the SONY DVD drive.
I NOW believe that you have the configuration of the jumpers incorrectly set on the SONY.
As you have only ONE IDE drive connection of that motherboard - as on my image - you MUST be connecting with the ONE either old style flat ribbon cable or the newer style of that cable. Either way you could set BOTH the HDD and the DVD drive to cable select on the jumpers. (but see below)
If you look at the OLD optical drive jumpers you will probably find it is set either C/S or slave.
If you look at the newer one you will I am sure find it is set either cable select OR MASTER.
This I am now reasonably certain is the problem.
You should also check the jumper setting on the Western Digital drive, as if that is set CABLE select and you have this DVD set OTHER than cable select it is WRONG
Also if the HDD is set MASTER and the DVD is set MASTER it is wrong.
SO IN SUMMARY
Set the HDD master
Set the DVD Slave.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 February 2011 - 02:14 PM.