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Sata Port Connector is not avtivating

I have MSI K8MM-V Mother. Till now i am using normal Hard Disk drive and the drive is working nice. Now i want to use a sata hard disk drive. in bios setup i have enabled sata drive but in standard setup in bios no sata drive is displaying. what can i do. is there any bios setup change. please inform me.
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my e-mail id is surojitshil@yahoo.com

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I had the similar problem with the K8MM-V Motherboard. I has been using a PATA HDD. I need to intall a 250Gig Seagate SATA HDD. Despit all the Bios Configs the PC Could not detec the HDD. Untill i Put a Jumper on the HDD  limiting the SATA HDD to 1.5gig of OS instead of 3gig. Look at the Label of your HDD

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Hi surojit,
I did check for any possible bios updates that may have addressed a SATA drive not found in bios for MSI's K8MM-V. http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=173
This is a very common issue with many manufactures of older boards. If you serial SATA drive is not being seen in the standard setup menu of the bios, yet your bios does show your IDE drive - (s). Than the serial ATA SATA controller (integrated into the board) is faulty. Note: If the SATA drive is 2.0 complaint / 3GBs SATA II, 2.0 specification. Chances are the pin settings on the SATA drive is already set to run at SATA II. Read the information on the SATA hard disk drive's sticker. See if you can set the drive to run at 150MBs, Serial ATA 1.0 specification. Than re-connect to the system. Check if the bios now see's the SATA drive. (This may be an issue with the MSI board), (Unable to see SATA 2.0 configuration only). However if after you drop down the drive to 1.0 spec & the bios still does not list the drive, than again the SATA controller is faulty. You do have an option of buying a SATA controller for a PCI slot. As seen at this link: http://www.valleyseek.com/product.action?itemID=668
A defective onboard SATA controller can not be fixed.
You can also buy a new board:
http://www.pcplanetsystems.com/abc/product_details.php?category_id=124&item_id=736

Good luck surojit!
Mike

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

Hi surojit,
I did check for any possible bios updates that may have addressed a SATA drive not found in bios for MSI's K8MM-V. http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=173
This is a very common issue with many manufactures of older boards. If you serial SATA drive is not being seen in the standard setup menu of the bios, yet your bios does show your IDE drive - (s). Than the serial ATA SATA controller (integrated into the board) is faulty. Note: If the SATA drive is 2.0 complaint / 3GBs SATA II, 2.0 specification. Chances are the pin settings on the SATA drive is already set to run at SATA II. Read the information on the SATA hard disk drive's sticker. See if you can set the drive to run at 150MBs, Serial ATA 1.0 specification. Than re-connect to the system. Check if the bios now see's the SATA drive. (This may be an issue with the MSI board), (Unable to see SATA 2.0 configuration only). However if after you drop down the drive to 1.0 spec & the bios still does not list the drive, than again the SATA controller is faulty. You do have an option of buying a SATA controller for a PCI slot. As seen at this link: http://www.valleyseek.com/product.action?itemID=668
A defective onboard SATA controller can not be fixed.
You can also buy a new board:
http://www.pcplanetsystems.com/abc/product_details.php?category_id=124&item_id=736

Good luck surojit!
Mike

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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