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Can't get second SATA drive working


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ditchmagnet

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Hello all, this is my first post, I will probably be posting lots though, hehehe...
Here is my problem, and I would my very thankful for any help.
I just got a 200 GB drive to use as a backup disk, its a maxtor DM plus 10...after i set it up with fast track when computer is booting, i can see it fine in windows, AS LONG AS I have the other SATA drive unplugged. The OS is installed on the PATA drive, and I have to SATA connectors on the mobo, i dont know what to do... if i have both SATA plugged in, then i can see the 160 drive in computer management, but not the 200...now device manager sees all the drives, but cant have both SATA working right.
Whats wrong? What do I need to do? I've been working on it all day and it is driving me insane.
THANKS in advance...
-the ditchmagnet

Edited by ditchmagnet, 03 August 2005 - 03:12 PM.

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ok, i have tried looking for more things to try, but can find anything. i tried going into the the promise RAID BIOS and i removed the arrays, so that no array is defined, back into windows and there are no SATA drives even in device manager, so i guess ill go back and define them again, but i still need HELP....i have onboard, so im thinking do i need to get a SATA PCI card to get both to be recognized?
PLEASE someone help me...
thanks
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OK! LOL...after going back and setting up the arrays again, windows now sees both drives, no problems! LOL, well, im very happy now, somtimes i just need somone to go through it with, LOL, thanks to you all, hehehe
-the ditchmagnet
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Are you setting up a Raid Array or just two seperate drives?
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two seperate drives, the new SATA is for backup, its all good now though
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