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Asus p8p670-m will see the dvd drives but not the sata

Q: Asus p8p670-m will see the dvd drives but not the sata

Asus p8p670-m will see the dvd drives but not the sata or ide I have tried 8 different drives. 3 sata one at a time in different slots and 5 ide drives one at a time.. I have reset cmos then removed the battery and reset cmos again,, what is the fix please
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A:Different Sata drives in Asus p4p800

If this is your board
then you should be able to plug the second drive into the other sata hotplug and it will be seen as a slave drive since the boot files are already on the current drive and the hard part is over, you have the raid drivers already set because the raptor is booting XP. If you want to improve performance install just XP on the raptor, and make a partition on the 80 gig and make a program files folder and custom install all your programs to the other drive so the os runs independant of the programs you run.
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I always set my BIOS parameters at AUTO, what do you get for that setting?
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A:ASUS motherboard, several SATA drives and bluescreens

I experienced similar oddities with a DFI X58 motherboard when I was setting up to dual-boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10. The most stable and workable solution I found was to connect the boot drive (C: drive) to the SATA-0 connection. It had been on SATA-3, but GRUB gets confused in spite of my attempts to fix it logically by editing the configuration files. The best choice was to move around my SATA cables to make the boot drive the first one and GRUB and Windows 7 were very happy. I have also read that GRUB and Windows 7 can get confused with SATA DVD drives in the mix too. I don't have that on this machine, but do have that on another all SATA system that I dual-boot with GRUB for ubuntu 8.10. Note that the older GRUB worked better for me than the newer one.

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We used Zinstall HDD by-the-way and I would highly recommend this application for such a job plus, it is extremely fast.

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Can anyone illuminate me on this please?

Thanks for any/all imput

A:SATA 3 not working on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support

Many people have had issues with the Marvell controller on that MB.
You may want to live with SATA 3g/s. Easiest path, no real difference except for benchmarks, and no chance of data loss.
But in case you're not satisfied with that, here's something to look at.

AHCI-mode on Marvell 9128 controller in Windows 7 Ultimate x64


[Solved] ASUS P6x58D-E, Win 7 (64) Marvell AT 91xx - Asus - Motherboards-Memory
A fellow name Jaquith seems to know what's up.

Bottom line is you need the right drivers.
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MOBO is bad and you still want to recover info which might get corrupted in the transfer process.
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very bizarre :
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- are shown in explorer "my computer" as hard disks ( while correctly DVD and USB are in removable drives list)
- however these 3 drives appear in the list of removable drives Under the W7 utility "safely remove" !

That could lead to confusion when removing removable drives !

Any explanation ? Can I correct this ?

I think that it is possible that these drives have been formatted and partitioned whiel on a SATA-to USB dock ( when PC was Under repair). Have tried to delete all partitions on one of those drives, and recreate partitions Under W7 with Acronis Disk Director, but no change.
Or should I remove them from Computer Management ?

TIA for help please !


A:SATA drives : internal appear as External drives !

It is not bizarre but a result of drives being connected to ports that allow hot swapping (set to AHCI)

One possibility is to install the Intel AHCI drivers instead of the stock drivers that are part of the Windows 7 DVD.

Another is this:

FIX: AHCI/SATA drives showing in "Safely Remove Hardware"

This works for the Intel controller.

If you are connected to another controller, go to the Device manager and right click on that controller and select properties.

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[QUOTE=Saintor;1925869] To be recognized in DOS, my HD has to be interfaced temporary in IDE.

It does? I that hard to believe. Where did you get that information?

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A:Asus sata problem

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A:ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe....SATA II???

I would say that SATA II is not availible on the motherboard. Seeing as I can find nothing on the manufacturer's website about SATA II only SATA, also I'm not sure that there are any socket 478 mobos that take SATA II.
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A:Asus A7V8X-X and SATA hdd issue

Welcome to TechSpot Forums

You're searching the drive from the PCI adapter's BIOS, right? Additional controller cards have their own BIOSes which are (usually) accessible after power-on self test, before the OS loads, there should be a screen saying which key to press to get there.
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A:Asus A7V133 and SATA drive

You should have gotten a CD with your motherboard drivers on it, if you look through there, there should be raid/scsi chipset drivers for your OS. Copy those to Floppy ( preferably just the version you need).

When you start installation of XP hit F6 to install 3rd party scsi drivers, after some time it will ask you to select your device. Put the floppy in and select your device and it will read off your floppy ( it should display your chipset controller).

Then it should take you to your partition screen, install the os on your SATA drive.

I know youre not using raid ( I think),but my promise chipset controls both my raid and my SATA drives. Should be the same for your chipset. Unfortunatly, you have to "preinstall" the drivers to full functionality, to use part of it.

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A:HDD SATA on motherboard ASUS P4P800S-X

Yes but it is pointless. You dont get the benefit of a sata confuration b/c (unless your board had sata ports) you'll buy a converter to take ide connection to a sata connection but you're limited to the speed and features of IDE since that is the connection on the board.
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A:WD SATA III 640GB HDD compatible with Asus M2N

TBH, Im not sure SATA 3 is really woth it for a mechanical HD.

I mean, they can not operate fast enough to saturate SATA 2, much less SATA 3.

Even a great number of SSDs, which are leaps and bounds faster, aren't really saturating SATA2. Although they are starting to now.

Perhaps others with more knowledge on the subject can provide insight of the advantages though.

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A:ASUS K8V Deluxe Won't see my Sata drive

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A:Pb SATA / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

Same problem on the wednsday you are talking about

what a coinsident my wifes computer had the same problem ,on the same day with the same mother board with the same sata driver!!!!
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Many Thanks


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IIRC these old VIA sets with the VT8237 southbridge did not upport booting from SATA. I coud well be wrong and it might be that you have to install the VIA motherboard drivers for the SATA to function. Either way it is indeed a pain.

I would reinstall the old drive and make sure the SATA drivers are indeed there. Then I would reclone the new drive from there and stand back and see what explodes.

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After you've pressed F6, let it finish loading a few more drivers then it should ask you for the driver for the RAID controller or SATA controller. Did you get to that part? or did it completely skip it?
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Why would you need 2 DVD-Writers ?
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I'll ask the stupid question first, just to confirm....

Your motherboard supports SATA drives right?

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Made any changes to the BIOS?
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I would like to know if this Asus board can take a sata drive and lastly if so how do I install a sata drive as I haven't a clue about sata drives !!!!

Many thanks in advance Hughie

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I've checked my motherboard to see if it will accept SATA drives, to which it says it does.

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What do I need to do to get it working? I thought I'd ask you guys first encase I downloaded drivers that I don't need.

Many Thanks

A:Installing SATA DVD/RW with Asus Rampage 2 gene

Do you have the power cable plugged into the drive as well? If the computer is powered on, can you push the button to open the tray? If not, then it would definitely be a power issue. It may seem like a simple step, but I'm only asking because you didn't mention it...only the SATA data cable.
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Graham B, welcome to TSG
What does device manager say?
any yellow or red problems?
I have the same board and I think i had problems at first and can not remember what I did Grrrr.
I know I had to change something in the BIOS and install the raid controller from the floppy that came with my motherboard.
So go explore the BIOS and see what you can find, enable any and all sata raid options, if that fails tell me what you did or didn't do and I will try and help
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A:asus a7n8x deluxe sata issue

Have you checked the boot sequence in the BIOS? If those IDE drives are listed before the SATA drive try removing them.
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What do I need to do to get it working? I thought I'd ask you guys first encase I downloaded drivers that I don't need.

Many Thanks

A:Installing SATA DVD/RW with Asus Rampage 2 gene

Welcome to EightForums.
Will the DVD Drive show in BIOS?
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