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Optiplex 745. Want to add second sata drive. Put in place and

The system said it was adding an IDE device. I put the sata cable into the last and only left of the SATA attachment on the mother board.

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    I have one hard drive at SATA0. SATA1 is attached to a DVD drive. SATA4 is attached to DVD R/W. I do not see a SATA2 or SATA3 on the board. I attached the second hard drive to SATA5. After the system started, the drive is not seen.

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Go into CMOS to check that your sata ports are enabled.If not, then enable them and make sure you save the settings on exit from CMOS. Make sure your SATA drive cable and the drive power cable is attached correctly to both the drive and the motherboard. Reboot the pc and the system POST (power on self test) should see all of the attached hardware including the ide and sata drives. Depnding on which port you have plugged the sata drive into it will appear as sata1 sata2 sata3 or sata4

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Are there any IDE devices in your system? I have seen some motherboard/BIOS identify the IDE devices into the SATA scheme.

Try disabling the IDE controller temporarily to verify .. If the SATA device then shows up you know that you are dealing with IDE/SATA conflicts ..

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Check to make sure that you can see the driver in computer management in administrative tools if you cannot check the cables they might have gotten knocked loose

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Hi,
Can you clarify what the actual problem is? some motherboards can be configured to use SATA in place of IDE secondary for example.

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  • Ekse Dec 26, 2008

    Look into bios and make sure all sata ports are enabled. optionally restore your bios to defaults or reset it.

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