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Old 10-20-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
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The motherboard that I have is an msi pm8m2-v and for some reason it will not recognize my two 500 gb hard drives. I am thinking that they are too large for the motherboard to handle. My question is that do you think that if I would put a sata add on card into a pci slot that my hard drives will be recognized??
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:09 AM   #2
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What operating system are you using?

Are they recognized in the BIOS?
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Default Re: add on card over motherboard

I am running windows xp
and they are not recognized in the bios

does any one have an answer for me?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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dumb question time, but are they plugged in properly?

Also, are the drives SATA I (SATA 150)? If not, do they have any kind of jumper that could limit them to SATA I speeds? I ask because your motherboard does not support SATA II and this could be the cause of the issue.

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...?model=pm8m2-v
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