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Where are the sata drives???

Nforce3-A, according to the manual I shud have and IDE0(master/slave) and IDE1(Master/Slave), but I have and Additional IDE2(Master/Slave) which I thought would be the SATA drives.

I have a SATA drive connected and the SATA function is enabled, but I do not see the drive in the setup, nor when I boot up...

Connector is the blue where the data nd power are integrated, but have tried the red cable with the separate power connector and nothing......

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Once you've connected your drive, have you ran disk management to initialize it and format it? Windows won't be able to see it unless it is initialized and then formatted.

Click start, run.

Type c:\windows\system32\diskmgmt.msc

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Plug the drive in, restart your machine, as it starts up enter the BIOS and set the bios to defaults, hit F10 save the changes and exit the BIOS.
The computer will restart and the SATA drive should now be recognized by the system.

Good luck

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My toshiba external hdd can t be formatted

you would either format or delete all of the data from this drive if it has an operating system on it you would format it
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave

or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive
click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps you

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there is a jumper setting on the drive itself that determines master and slave. Look closely at it, there is always a diagram of the pins to connect or disconnect for master slave setup.

No longer needed with Sata drives...

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The SATA hard drive did not have master/slave setting at the hard drive
if you want to make the hard drive as master just connect your hard drive to SATA 1 slot at Motherboard
and id you want to make the hard drive as slave just connect your hard drive to SATA 2 slot at *********** board

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Hd western digital wd800jd - preciso do manual do hd. e tambem configurar jumpers. grato!

The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive next to the IDE/SATA lead/s


hope this helps




hope this helps

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Can't detect the hard drive?

The drive has several aspects to pay attention to. IF it is an IDE, make sure the cable is properly inserted (pin one to pin one) (unless you have a connector that is keyed)

The power cord. And the disk select. This is 6 to 8 pins that designate the drive to be a Master drive, slave drive, or cable select.

The motherboards usually can on handle 4 ide devices, (unless additional hardware is installed)
IDE1 one master drive and one slave drive (Master on IDE1 is usually the MAIN boot drive)
IDE 2 one master and one slave drive

Hope this helps, without more information on your problem, this is what I think will help.

good luck and don't forget to vote!!!

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How to add a additional hard drive to a dell gx620

Make sure that the HD is compatible with the current system. Then ensure that the jumpers on the new drive are set such that they are not Master, but Slave. If you have both set to master, you will get nowhere fast.
Set it to slave, and you should be able to format it as a slave unit, then use it as a separate, additional drive.

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Master slave jumper settings on 250gb Maxline Plus II SATA

There are no master/slave settings on SATA drives because each drive has its own cable. The drive order is determined by what SATA port they are plugged into, or by the BIOS configuration.

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How do i use ubuntu fixing ntfs file system?

Use apt-get from the terminal to install the ntfsprogs package - sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs

Then you can use the tool ntfsfix from the terminal to attempt to repair a ntfs partition.

* unmount the drive if it's mounted already
sudo umount /dev/sda1 - read below for device naming info
then type: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1

A typical home pc or laptop has 2 or 4 IDE channels as follows:
  • ide0 = primary
  • ide1 = secondary
  • ide2 = tertiary
  • ide3 = quaternary
For example:
  • ide0 = primary master = hda
  • ide1 = primary slave = hdb
  • ide2 = secondary master = hdc
  • ide3 = secondary slave = hdd
  • sata0 = 1st sata device = sda
  • sata1 = 2nd sata device = sdb
and so on...
SCSI & SATA devices are listed as devices sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, sde, sdf, etc. in the /dev directory. Similarly, partitions on these disks can range from 1 to 16 and are also in the /dev directory.
Now each hard drive has 4 primary partitions (limit of PC x86 architecture). First partition is denoted by number 1. For example:
  • First partition : /dev/hda1
  • Second partition : /dev/hda2
  • Third partition : /dev/hda3
  • Fourth partition : /dev/hda4
  • sata0 device, 1st partition: /dev/sda1
  • sata1 device, 1st partition: /dev/sdb1
And so on.
You can run command fdisk -l (lowercase L) to display a list of partitions:

WARNING! These examples may result in data loss. Use fdisk command with caution as it can manipulate / overwrite your partition table.

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Jumper settings.

You have to be careful here with these switches and settings. If you have an IDE motherboard and cabling and drives, the boot drive should be MASTER on IDE0, plugged into the end of the cable, with (probably) the CD drive plugged into the middle connector of the same cable and set to SLAVE. The other two hard drives connect one as MASTER and the other as SLAVE on IDE1, with MASTER on the end of the cable. The jumper settings for all four devices will be different, so look carefully on the device to make sure you set the jumpers correctly.

Do all this with the machine unplugged of course. :>)

Good luck...

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Cannot boot in Slave mode

i have never heared of any hardrive being able to boot when it is set as slave, as the master is always the 'C' drive from which windows looks for the master boot record. why, if you have only one hard drive is it set as slave?, it doesnt make sense. No hard drive will boot up if there is no jumper cap on it, as the motherboard needs to know which hd is master and has the o.s on it.

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