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[SOLVED] Sata vs Raid Sata? DVDRom not recognized

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

Hey guys,

I just purchased a samsung sata dvdrom - this is an upgrade from my old failing IDE drive. My motherboard (an Asus A8V Deluxe) has 2 sata connectors, and another 2 raid sata connectors - the 2 regular connectors are being used up by HDD's...

The question is, can I use one of the Raid Sata's for the dvdrom? (I've tried this already with no luck, I'm wondering if there are any bios settings that'll help with this?)

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!

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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.

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A:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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A:External HDD not recognized by my computer

So I said the facts but I never mentioned exactly what the issue is. sorry.

When I open my computer when the external HDD is plugged in, it's not there. I can't save files in it, open anything, it's just not there.

Also the icon that pops up that lets you "remove hardware safley" in the bottom right is not there. Also the external hard drive does not show up on any programs like "Defraggler" or "Speccy"

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A:Plastic tab on SATA drive port broke off

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A:HDD doesn't get recognized

A SATA cables are cheap, go get one and try that.
 

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Why not use the RAID card as more sata ports and then use windows to make your RAID array? I've never used a controller but im sure that it would work for that purpose.
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If you're going to go RAID don't do it with the cheapest RAID controller money can buy. I can almost guarantee you won't have a great experience if you do. I've never seen a good $10 RAID controller before (unless times have really changed) and the controller you linked only has 2 SATA ports so you won't be setting up RAID10. RAID10 requires at minimum 4 drives.

nevermind - upon closer inspection it does have 4 SATA ports - but I still think if you're going to go with a RAID controller you should get a higher quality one than this.
 

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A:Need Help Getting Out Of The Raid Setup

If u are only going to have one drive for the OS u need the raid turned off. just make sure to install programs on the other D: drive.
 

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What do you mean by the point #9. Did it really worked well on different computers? Have you replaced cable or anything before connecting it to different computer?

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What shows up in the Disk Manager vs the Device manager?
 

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One of the points in the SATA specification was one drive with one cable. That eliminated the need for master and slave designations. Simple plug and play assuming the port is enabled in the BIOS.

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A:Seagate HDD not being recognized by my computer

You may try to scan and check your hard drive for possible errors using Seagate's Seatools for Windows.
 

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I bought a duplicate SSD (same brand/size/model) for the purpose of creating a Raid-0 array.

I've backed up everything on my SSD, but how do I restore it once I setup the Raid?

Thx.
 

A:Moving single C: drive to Raid-0

Copy/paste?

Or create image of the SSD, then apply it to the raid partition.
 

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A:Damaged GPT on Raid 5 array

Please note that anything you try to do now can cause more damage.

Give TestDisk a try. its free opensource software free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
 

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Then tried re-installing original audio drivers from motherboard CD, enabling/disabling On-Board HD Audio in BIOS but still no luck.

My Audio Device is VIA VT1705.
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This is what is shown in Playback Devices tab:

But I have no HDMI kind audio devices..

How to make my system recognize my sound card?
 

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A:How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T5400

You can't just take drives that have a RAID array on them and expect them to work when you turn RAID off. You'll need to re-format.

Anyway, the Dell BIOS has an option for HDD mode, it's in there.
 

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A:Previous WD hard drive 500GB could not be recognized as it always

Yeah. At present I have no such another one to have a try. I will turn to my friend see if any gadget he has to test my drive.
 

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Good Day,

Hope that you are able to help me with this issue I am experiencing with a new HDD.

So basically I bought a new internal 2.5' HDD for the LG C500 laptop due to the old HDD giving errors when re-installing Windows 7 onto it.

The new HDD which was purchased is unable to pickup on in the BIOS of the LG C500 laptop.

I have tested the new HDD on my a other desktop PC and it picks up.

I also tested the old HDD on the laptop and it picks up.

I find it very strange the laptop does not pickup the new HDD in the BIOS.

Do anyone please have a solution to the problem I am experiencing.

Thank you

Logan
 

A:New 2.5' SATA HDD does not seem to pickup on LG C500 Laptop

@trekzone, Thanks for the prompt reply. It a seagate 2.5' 500gb HDD (internal). I was also thinking about flashing the bios but since I haven't done it before I am struggling a bit with it. I have however downloaded the bios files from google. Can you please provide me with instructions on how to create a bootable USB to flash the bios?
 

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A:New IDE HD in Acomdata 509 case not recognized by any of 4 different computers

Addendum: One of the drives is in a 509 Combo case, so I tried the 1394/Firewire connection.
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Checked the BIOS and it looked ok. Safe mode booted OK, but the drive was not visible in My Computer-->Open; Device Manger, or in My Computer--> Manage-->Disk Management.

There seems to be no way to recognize this case or its USB only 2nd unit.
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This is where my issue begins. It no longer appears in Computer, or Disk Management. Disk Management won't even load if I have the drive plugged in. There seems to be no way at all to format the drive, since Computer, and Disk Management both don't load when the drive is plugged in. Any help?
 

A:External Hard Drive is Not Recognized in Computer or Disk Management

I have a similar problem. I have an old external hard drive and it wont showed up or open under my computer or disk management. I tried to open it under disk management but there is no way to be found. The files F, G, H, etc are empty. I really appreciate an extra help here since I am not a computer expert. Thank you!!!!
 

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A:Possible sata problems

Hey Zac. Since it comes back after a power down and brief rest, to me it sounds like a heat buildup problem, maybe even with the CPU. Has the builder checked it out?
 

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A:Hybrid RAID, 1 or 2 disk redundant

Just to be clear, your asking about one array Raid 1 (with two disks in it) versus two arrays of Raid 1 with two disks each.
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I have a 1TB WD My Passport that's suddenly not recognized.

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I've tried different ports, cables and laptops.

Any possible step I might've missed? It's full of data and I really don't want to lose them.

Thanks!
 

A:WD My Passport Not Recognized

If you can detect the WD drive in Disk management just right-click and choose assign path or drive letter and there it goes on to display in My Computer I dont know if something similar can be done under the Device Manager at all.......
Otherwise there could be a way via the WD Website to update the passport or drivers or something

Ronan
 

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A:Motherboard doesn't recognize my SATA 3 drive

Hey Andromec. Is the drive being detected in the BIOS.
 

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A:Problem with RAID drives

This article may help: http://www.pcworld.com/article/258960/how_to_undo_raid_best_practices.html
 

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A:SATA to PCI-e

AMD Radeon? HD 6670 Graphics System Requirements




400 Watt or greater power supply recommended7 (500 Watt for AMD CrossFireX? technology in dual mode)Click to expand...

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SATA are independent ports, they do not have master and slave configurations.

You cannot take an operating system out of one PC and expect it to function 100% in another PC. Furthermore; System Recovery is usually machine specific and would cause problems, if used in a machine the recovery software was not configured for.

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A:New card not recognized

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I looked up the issues related to what you mentioned above I think that these might help.
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What OS? Can you manually enter the drive letter in the address bar? (Get the letter from disk manager)
 

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Dose this laptop or computer have a recovery partition?
 

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Only thing I could recommend is maybe it didn't install the driver for the hard drive properly once. Try uninstalling all USB Root Hub's and anything left under USB after that and restart. you may need to download the chipset drivers or USB 3.0 drivers from Gigabyte again to reinstall, but they should reinstall after a reboot. Try again then.

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I recall comments re mixed IDE + SATA but don't recall the specific reference.

What should work is:

bootable system on one device (eg IDE)
storage device(s) shared (eg SATA)

 

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I guess you could say...
The shlt hit the fan.
ok, terrible pun, I'm sorry.
 

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There is no master/slave with SATA drives.

You control which one boots by the boot order in the BIOS. If your drive isn't showing up something is seriously wrong with the drive. Based on what you have said, I suspect that your drive has died and that error is only displaying because a boot sector won't be found on a dead drive. But before all hope is lost...

I'd try connecting it to a different SATA port on the motherboard, sometimes there are more than 1 controller (SATA I, SATA II, or a RAID) and I suppose there is a tiny chance you had a controller go bad. Not likely though, esp if you plugged the new drive into the same controller and it shows up.

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A:Unrecognized SATA drives

Hi, pete76. Well, I'm sure you've already done this, but I'll say it anyway, just in case. The first thing I'd do is check the cables and connectors on both ends, the connections to the PSU. I'd double check to make sure that the primary drive -- when detected (before saving, as you described) -- is in IDE mode, as well.

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I checked, and it's set to Slave.

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When you say windows doesn't see it, do you just mean it does not show up in My Computer or does it not show up in Disk Management either?

If it is just My Computer that you have checked, this could be because it is not formatted, or not formatted properly, or has no Drive Letter assigned to it.

To check Disk Management, go to Start > right click my computer > Manage. In the left hand side go to Disk Management. See if the hard drive shows up in there.

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A:Major RAID rebuilding issues

As long as the RAID is still rebuilding, leave it alone! The last thing you want to do is lose all that data, unless you have one hell of a backup, my advise is leave it alone to rebuild. If it's a production fileserver server, try to get users off of it for as long as possible, don't use it if you can at all help it, let it rebuild - which may not happen until the weekend.
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A slow spinning hard drive would also affect the accessing of programs as well?

What other problems can a loose SATA cable create?

Scott
 

A:SATA cable problem?

SATA cables have to be firmly in place or you are going to have issues many of which you have listed. A SATA cable can be bad in itself causing a system to report issues with your hard drive when the hard drive is not the issue.

I just helped someone recently in the BSOD forum who was having all kinds of issues with his hard drive including Blue Screens of Death. I had him swap out his SATA cable and the issues ceased.
 

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The problem is Windows won't read Mac formatted drives natively.

You could see if Windows will format it to exFAT (because exFAT works on OS X 10.6+ and Windows), but Windows may only do that to flash media. And doing so would wipe out any data you have on the drive now.

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The motherboard may only recognize 2-512MB DDR modules or even just 2-256MB DDR modules
 

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A:External hard drive not being recognized

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A:Is RAID 0 applicable to SSDs?

Is RAID 0 applicable to SSDs?Click to expand...

Of course - - - but WHY?
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Run a diagnostics on the drive.

or

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A:RAID 0 -- from Crosshair IV to Gene IV

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A:External HDD suddenly not recognized anymore

Tell us about your system and your hardware... brands, ages, connections, etc.

How is the HDD connected, and has it been reliable till now.
 

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A:Is it hard to just replace a SATA hard drive?

ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

That would be the idea if you have it set to boot from disk in the system BIOS. The CD/DVD must have first priority over the HDD to boot.
 

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mavrick3020 said:





Alright, I've had this problem for the last few weeks. I have a Alura-tek USB2.0 SATA hard drive dock that I use with a 2TB WD Caviar Green. After using this dock on a different computer a few weeks ago, I came home to find that win7 was requiring me to install drivers for a new USB controller. It installed as a Generic USB controller and the hard drive dock was tied to it. I then get the message "This device can perform faster" and "click here for a list of ports..." It shows 6 ports, for the 6 ports I have on my computer under the two existing usb controllers I have. I've tried uninstalling the new controller, deleting the infcache.1 file and tried using the device on a different pc. It works find on other pc's, but not on my main desktop. I can't seem to find the problem. Also, the computer I used it with before it stopped working was running DeepFreeze, if that means anything.Click to expand...

1) I'm guessing it says it's a Generic USB Hub ( not a Generic controller). (Check Device Manager)

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