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Lost hdd id letter on sata hdd

Q: Lost hdd id letter on sata hdd

Hi Guys' I have a sata 160Gb hdd as second drv (ntfs) on XP home.I must have had too much wine for dinner as I formatted it & then ghosted my C drive onto it. Unfortunately the C drv is FAT 32. Now the drive ID letter (F has gone. I can still see the drive in disk manager but cant access it. Is there a way of low level formatting it ? I dont mind losing the data. Thanks Manfred.

I do have a good relationship with my PC - just a bit strained at times.

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A: Lost hdd id letter on sata hdd

Oh yes, two Primary Active HardDrives.

You should still see it in My Computer
Where you can right click on it and select Format...

Or just use a Windows CD to boot from and remove it from there
(I usually unplug the main one just to make sure that I don't remove the partition (and format) that)

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Yes I know I can change the drive letter in windows but I like to keep my window (WINXP) drive letter assignments the same as my DOS assignments.
 

A:SATA Drive Letter Assignments

Is this going to be a boot disc (the SATA) or an add on for storage? Best guess is that a non boot drive will be "G". And of course there is really no DOS in XP.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-drive-letter-assignments.342886/
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I've changed the connection position on the motherboard also with no luck.

Any suggestions?

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A:SATA HD not assigned drive letter

Any suggestions?
 

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A:Lost drive letter (H:)

Go to drive management and.........
Try initializing the drive or adding the drive letter.

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A:Lost drive letter

If you do not have TweakUI go HERE and get it. Once you install it you will find a number of useful features. Among these are the ability to hide individual drives (under the "My Computer" tab). This option may have been set by some other method. See if TweakUI will let you un-set it.
 

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A:Lost partition letter and can't add it

You could try using DiskPart.

Click Start and type in "diskpart" if you have Windows Search enabled.

Right click the program and select Run as Administrator.

After this has loaded type in "listvolume" and hit Enter.

When you see the Partition you want to format, look at the number it has assigned for that partition.

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Finally, type select "assign letter J", replacing J with whatever letter you chose.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d-beda4bab2671

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A:Drive letter designation (C:) on my primary partition has been lost

If you have the windows xp cd, boot from it and go into the recovery console. Go here ---> Recovery Console For more information. Once there in the recovery console type this command Fixboot "this Writes a new boot sector to a selected partition." then type Fixmbr this will Repair the Master Boot Record (MBR). Restart the computer.
 

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A:NTFS partition drive letter lost. Unable to assign

Hi Sekhar, It sounds as if it doesn't matter about the files on D:\ now if I understand you correctly- that was where you had Suse installed. It also seems you can still boot and run Vista.

So it seems that you just need to clean up the partition table.

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Magic Server Partition Manager Software - Resize partition for Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2000.
- bootable CD here
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In the past I've found [email protected] Partition Recovery useful in difficult circumstances.

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A:disk letter\labels changed and lost data problem

The removable disks will always find the most convinient drive letter available. As for the lost data it could be either accidental deletion or formating...

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A:lost my drive letter on Healthy (Active, Recovery Partition)

Go into control panel and change windows update settings
to something other than automatic,like download and notify.
That way you have a choice what to install.
Then run windows update manually.
Check the list of updates for a drive controller driver.
It sounds like it is installing one that isn't working for you.
It would probably be under optional updates.
You should be able to select hide update an click ok
so it won't try to install it anymore.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-my-drive-letter-on-healthy-active-recovery-partition.1073292/
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A:Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

I had the same problem this week with a drive like that. Have you tried to reformat it? Also make sure your system can handle a 2TB drive.

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A:External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym


I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
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A:Lost sata drivers

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A:Lost SATA RAID Drives

Well, I can tell you what happened in case you haven't figured that out yet.

The CF card was recognized as a Drive by the system and when you rebooted it got assigned a drive letter before the RAID array drives.

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A:Lost second SATA drive, HELP!!!! AAIIGGH!!!

Well Jim,

Looks like your first mistake is WD, I have not had much luck with their drives for the last 4 years.

Still though it sounds like a software problem or maybe a Bios Setting.

At what point during bootup does it hang?
 

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A:Lost Partitions on SATA Drive

Sounds like you need to install sata drivers probably from motherboard cd to see the sata drive.
 

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A:Sata drive ISSUES... Have i lost my data??

what OS are you using
what mobo is it
what drive did you have in this computer before
what computer did you have the Maxter in before
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-drive-issues-have-i-lost-my-data.540781/
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The drive does show in the BIOS however.



As the DVD is not show in BIOS, it is not a Windows problem.

Try this:
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4) Shut down PC.
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6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
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Specs
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A:M/B died and SATA Drive info lost???

Do the drives have the OS installed on them? If you get the same motherboard it should work without problems. I think you can also pull it off with any motherboard thats going to support raid 0, you will just have to repair XP to get your system to boot.

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A:Solved: Lost sata drive in boot sequence

Bought new computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-lost-sata-drive-in-boot-sequence.830187/
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Welcome to the world of SATA and RAID.

If your hard drives were configured for RAID - normally, I would say reinstall every thing the way you used to have it. BUT, since there is no backup of your data, well, you live and learn. In a RAID configuration - if one hard drive goes down (basically speaking) all RAID drives go down. That's why I mentioned putting every thing back as it was.

Contact ASUS tech support - this is your best bet for SAFEMODE DATA RECOVERY in a RAID system.

FireDoc
 

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Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . then Disk Management . .

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Hello Stevie,

To be safe, you should create a restore point before doing this in case you make a mistake and need to use it to do a system restore.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

1. If the K letter is not being used by another internal drive, then you can open regedit and navigate to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
2. In the left pane, Take ownership (step 2 in Option Two of METHOD TWO) of the registry key MountedDevices and "Allow" yourself "Full Control" of it as well.

3. In the right pane of MountedDevices, right click on \DosDevices\K: and click on Delete and OK.

4. Restart the computer to apply. You should now be able to change the second hard drive letter to K.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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CE

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AND HERE IS THE LINK FOR MY JUMPER : http://sam-2014.weebly.com/
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjtIKOSVpto

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I have noticed the same. MaximumPC magazine did an exhaustive test and came to the same conclusion, a SATA cable is a SATA cable. SATA III cables have a (sometimes annoying) latch on them.http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...c_investigates

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A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )
 

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thankx
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A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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You may want to look into a PCI SATA Controller card instead if you need to use this dinosaur: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007863 600022728
 

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A:Changing from SATA RAID to SATA AHCI - Help needed!

You have a few things happening here, 1st your Win7 is probably an OEM (Originaly came w/the system) andassuck is tiedto the original mobo & can'tbe moved.
2nd, you have 1 sys w/ a core2quad processor, and the other has an I5. This means the mobo & memory are different, you have a different setof drivers so thr=e DX4860 will not boot with the older drivers. Normallythis would take aclean install, but being an OEM version - you would need therecovery discsfromthe DX4860.

Jim

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A:SATA Samsung SATA Madel HD501 LJ 500g

Can't anyone help?
 

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A:xp install is not recognizing SATA Raid nor single SATA hd

hmm, strange - have you formatted your hard drives already? Do you have Win XP with SP2 - SP2 is needed to recognize large hard drives.
I don't know how complicated it would be but if all else fails maybe undo the raid configuration format your hard drives (if they are not already) then do the raid thing. I am a beginner so these thougths/ideas might be irrelevant.
ddc22
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-install-is-not-recognizing-sata-raid-nor-single-sata-hd.638664/
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If this isn't possible, can I plug the hdd's into the raid sata's and not use the raid functionality?

Thanks for your help, I look forward to replies!

A:[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

No the raid sata port need a raid driver and won't work with optical drives, you would be able to use the non-boot hard drive on it however and put the DVD drive on the standard sata port. Unless you already have the hard drives in a raid config.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-sata-vs-raid-sata-dvdrom-not-recognized-405390.html
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A:Adapter to connect SATA HD to motherboard with no SATA connection?

You can always use one of these PCI SATA adapter cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=pci+sata

A computer as old as you're describing will likely have an old type standard PCI slot, and NOT a PCI-E (PCI express). be certain to verify which slot you have, before you make a purchase. These are two entirely different interfaces, which are not interchangeable.
 

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A:Does Satelite R630-146 support SATA II (SATA-300) HDD

Hi

I?m sure that SATA II HDDs are supported.
The point is that the notebook supports the SATA controller and the SATA II is down compatible to SATA I. So it should not be a big problem using the SATA II HDD even if the controller would be SATA I

Greets

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A:200gb SATA gives bsod, help!, What step do I take next with my SATA?

Are you using the most up-to-date drivers for you SATA drive/controller when doing the installation of XP ??

Do you have any other IDE Hard drives installed / connected ??
 

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Bumping post up...
 

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A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=117&model2=676&chart=31
 

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A:Using SATA & PATA HDDs in 1 system: have to use SATA for C:\?

Don't think so, usually it is the opposite.

Does the drive show up in the Logical Disk Manager?

It may just need a signature written to it.

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A:Move Windows from SATA SSD to M.2 SATA SSD on laptop

That should work fine, as long as bios recognizes the M2 drive. Have done similar with many msata's, all went well. Restore the image, remove the original drive, and see if it boots, no harm can be done by this.

Am recommending having a windows installation usb stick available, can be used to fix windows boot settings if needed. And keep the original image safe for some time until one is 111% sure all is well. Good luck.

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my MOBO is Asus P5AD2-E Premium.

Thanks a lot of the help.
Mars
 

A:Is two 200gig (SATA RAID) better than one 400 SATA (master)?

The way I would do this is like so:
400g sata drive for the os and seldom used storage. I'd likely do a 10g os partition, and the rest for data, backups, etc.
I would raid0 the apps, raid0 of the os is asking for it, in my opinion.
Put a pagefile on the os drive and the raid0 array for best performance.

This way the os is on a reliable drive rather than on a risky raid array, apps get a boost from the raid0 array.
Keep in mind that most of the always needed parts of the os will ALWAYS be in memory. Raid0 for the os isn't really needed for performance. Of course, if all you have is a raid0 array, you kinda have to place the os there...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-two-200gig-sata-raid-better-than-one-400-sata-master.30553/
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All cables are sata click.
The drive is used for storage and is accessed only few times a month.
So is any way to test somehow what is the problem
hdd, cable or mb sata connector (GA-EP43-DS3L).
It's all start with annoying red hdd activity light lighting all the time when a drive disappears.
After a reboot all is back to normal for some time.
Tested a drive with hd tune pro and it seems ok.
picture
-up normal
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A:Sata Hdd / cable / motherboard sata / problem?

a few things to try first.

-use a different sata cable
-use a different power cable
-try the drive in a different sata port on the motherboard

my first thought was a motherboard fault, which it may well be but try the above first, if nothing else you can eliminate three things as possible faults in the mean time.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/198688-sata-hdd-cable-motherboard-sata-problem.html
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A:PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/302559-pci-pciex4-controller-cards-sata-ii-sata-iii-6gb-s-ssd.html
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A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/161851-sata-ii-drive-sata-raid-controller.html
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Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?

A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?



A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/53036-w10-recognizes-my-external-sata-ii-drive-sata-i-why.html
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I went in bios to change the boot option but the SATA-1 windows7 drive is not listed?
On startup I get message;

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS- version iSrc 1.02 04192006
Controller not set for operating in AHCI mode, AHCI BIOS not installed

I had updated the BIOS to lateds 1.4 version and it does show it during memory check.
Do I need to install th AHCI ?
Would I need to install the windows 7 right from scratch?

Please guide.
Thanx

A:SATA-1 & SATA3 Bios doesn't see SATA-1

There is an option in bios Sata Type/Sata controller mode. If it's set to IDE switch it to AHCI.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/294315-sata-1-sata3-bios-doesnt-see-sata-1-a.html
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The netbook is an Acer Aspire One D260.
 

A:Does a SATA II device work with a SATA mobo?

This will probably be ok but I would check with Acer first.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/does-a-sata-ii-device-work-with-a-sata-mobo.165268/
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A:Will I still see good speeds using a SATA 3 SSD on a SATA 2 mobo?

Yes sir you will. Regular hard drives don't even use the max bandwidth speed of Sata II, and its still tricky to get the full speed of Sata III, so you will notice a very good speed improvement with what you have. I have done this very thing in the past

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/202831-will-i-still-see-good-speeds-using-sata-3-ssd-sata-2-mobo.html
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A:Sata II drive to sata I port?

Yes this will work but you will just get SATA I speeds and not SATA II speed. But thats not big problem
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-ii-drive-to-sata-i-port.122031/
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I use two sata drives in a hardware raid 0.

What RAID are you using? RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5
You can break your RAID, BUT you will lose all the striped data on all your drives if configured in RAID 0.
RAID 1 are mirrored drives, and the array can be broken without data loss.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/205011-raid-sata-ordinary-sata.html
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I wouldn't mind except that this might be a reason why the new disk is not seen by Windows.
 

A:SATA-0 / SATA-2 Disk problem

Hmmm... Since Sata is set as shared... it will not required to set jumper. Put the SATA 0 as OS, try boot it up. if it works, plug in SATA 1. If it works. here u go. if not, it is bios problem. you should set it as Enchanced or SATA only under BIOS. If it has auto, use it.
 

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A:Laptop SATA to Desktop SATA

In plain English, here it is.

1. Have 250 GB SATA WD laptop drive (never used).
2. Want to swap out a 40 GB WD SATA desktop drive in a Dell slimline computer.
3. I have heard about the 'external' brackets, but want to use it as the primary.
Can I do this ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-sata-to-desktop-sata.711061/
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A:Asus P6X58D-E - SATA II SSD or SATA III SSD?

See My Specs. Intel SATA II works better for me than Marvel SATA III. All those spec sheets means very little in real world applications. I chose the Intel 510 for three reasons, reliability, reliability, 5 year warranty.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/217845-asus-p6x58d-e-sata-ii-ssd-sata-iii-ssd.html
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Hi

I have just bought a WD Raptor which has 8mb Cache and is SATA 150. I am running my OS on this hard drive and my other WD drive is 250GB 16mb cache 72000rpm and is SATA 300. The 250GB Drive i've decided to use for storage.

Should i change the jumper settings on the 250GB Drive to run at SATA 150 or should i just leave it at SATA 300.

and at times it does take a while to access files from my 250GB too. there are some other jumper settings on the back of both drives but i dont know which ones would be optimal for me.

Thanx in advance.

Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz
Asus P5WD2 Premium Mother Board.
1.5GB RAm DDR2.

BTW My DVDRW has dissapeared from My Computer too!
 

A:WD Raptor SATA 150 and SATA 300 configuration.

The interface speed makes absolutely no difference

The drive mechanics are at least 2x slower than SATA150 and it makes absolutely no difference whether you run the drive at SATA150, SATA300 or SATA50000.

You could try some more obvious things like defragmenting the drives and splitting them into several partitions.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wd-raptor-sata-150-and-sata-300-configuration.46960/