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SUPER X5DPA-GG mainboard doesn't find connected ide hard drive. All bios and mainboard drivers are current. Board finds cd-rom in ide 1 and 2 but wont read any hard drives. IS THE MAINBOARD FRIED. IDE CONTROLLER ONBOARD TOAST OR WHAT. I,ve tried many tricks on this end but open to any help thanks.

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    Marcus Sep 05, 2010

    Sounds most to me like the plugin 0n the board for the HD is defective. If those drives you're mentioning read somewhere else then it looks like you've pretty much already narrowed it down.

  • radridz3 Sep 05, 2010

    The drives mentioned all work on other boarsds read in bios fine. Heres my real question??? I have a megaraid 150-6d and works perfect all drives connected read and are initialized now when i try and put a OS on 1. OS setup says didnt find any drives on system. I used F6 during setup to load my drivers threw floppy but it still wont find initilized logical drives for some reason. So that when I went to just throw a ide drive in to run the OS but 1 and 2 ide's dont find ****. ALL though the mainboard bios does find the raid card when its plugged in ......So with that said how can I get this server back up without IDE Hard drives an setup unable to find the 4 drives currently on the raid card??????? I'm savy but im starting to get pissed off/ Its been 2 days since it crashed and im really missin out on the data involved here.....Thanks in advance...RADRIDZ3

  • radridz3 Sep 05, 2010

    Chenbro U-1 Chassis ....2x 2ghz zeons....4g eec ram...megaraid 150-6d raid card....4x 1tb sata 7200rpm drives.....1gb fiber network card.....1 floppy and 1 cd-rom.....

  • radridz3 Sep 05, 2010

    check comments,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,>.>.



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Never put the CD on IDE 1
The IDE hard drive should always be alone on the first IDE channel.
CD-ROM drives can slow down the transfer rates and cause other screwups, and so they should always be on IDE2 or as high as possible (Add in Cards)

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Check the jumpers on the drive, should either be master/slave or all cable select.

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SOURCE: How to I connect my SATA DVD drive to the motherboard?

Hi Vicrod,

I'll need a better model number than "845" to give you a definitive answer, as ASUS doesn't name their boards that way. I suspect that the board supports the Intel 845 chipset and that's where the 845 comes into play. If you don't have the owner's manual, you'll need to look at the board real close; you'll find the model number stamped on the board. The good news is that if the board was built in the last 3 years or so it should have built-in SATA connectors (at least 2, probably 4 or more). If your DVD doesn't have the IDE cable and instead has a much smaller cable, it is in all likelihood SATA. In the worst case, even if your MB doesn't support SATA, you can buy a SATA PCI card to hook the drive up to for under $30. Finally, you can go to when you get the full model number. From there you can download an owner's manual that will have the SATA ports labeled.

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SOURCE: I have a 6xdal-tb2 board with the following drive

did you format the drive? sometimes it won't show up until you format the drive.

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