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Old 07-11-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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I recently upgraded my prebuilt PC's case now I'm having diffacutly w/ two HDDs, I have five drives all together one OS SSD and four storage drives since the upgraded case two drive ar'nt being recognized.

looked in BIOS saw four HDDs on ports 1,3,4,5
ports 2 & 6 not reconized.

the Western digiat smart reconizes all the drives
attach SS.

I connected one of the none functioning internal drives as a USB still the drive dos'nt show up in my computer. attach SS.


I should mention I was able to install the 5.25" hot removable HDD tray this is where one of the none functioning drive was before I connected w/ USB.


also the CD mysteryiously appeared as a CD not a what it usalley is a DVD.


edit I also checked each drive in device manager and DM see's all the drives and locations and says this device is functioning properly.

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Are these fresh drives or drives with data already on them? They may need to be initialized in disk management if they are fresh.
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Are these fresh drives or drives with data already on them? They may need to be initialized in disk management if they are fresh.
the two none functioning drives have data on them and where dissconnected a couple of weeks pior to the new case upgrade.

I think I messed up when I did'nt keep track of which SATA port these drives where connected to and simply reconnect to same port.
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the two none functioning drives have data on them and where dissconnected a couple of weeks pior to the new case upgrade.

I think I messed up when I did'nt keep track of which SATA port these drives where connected to and simply reconnect to same port.
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Port will not matter. The devices should show up regardless. Can you check the BIOS to see if the drives are being recognized?

This may be a silly question, but did you remember to plug in the SATA power to the drives?
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silly ? is the one that's not asked.

yes both SATA data and power are connected.

the BIOS see's 4 HDDs.

I actualley relucktanly reformatted one of HDD in disc. management so now I only need to fix one HDD.

BTW I am reusing the hot swap HDD tray from the OEM case. and it's all plugged in.

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That's a lot of drives.

There's a chance that if the new case also has a card reader, the extra drives are trying to use a drive letter that's already in use by another device.
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That's a lot of drives.

There's a chance that if the new case also has a card reader, the extra drives are trying to use a drive letter that's already in use by another device.
It's possible. OP, try assigning a new drive letter from Disk Management.
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That's a lot of drives.

There's a chance that if the new case also has a card reader, the extra drives are trying to use a drive letter that's already in use by another device.
the old case had a card reader I will eventualley transplant it to the new case as of right now it's been unplugged from the MOBO. the new case dos'nt have a card reader.

I intead on installing card reader in the new case's 5.25 slot.

I want to sort out my storage drives then move on to the card reader and front USB ports install

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It's possible. OP, try assigning a new drive letter from Disk Management.
Disk Management does'nt reconize this none functioning drive.K:/drive

the Western digiat smart reconizes all the drives
attach SS. in post1

looked in BIOS saw four HDDs on ports 1,3,4,5
ports 2 & 6 not reconized. also I did'nt see the DVD drive in the BIOS

and when I press the button to open the front tray on the DVD burner it doe'snt open.

edit I once removed the then F:/ drive then reinstalled it and
windows assigned it as a K:/ maybe Windows has done this relableing again and one letter is allready in use?
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looked in BIOS saw four HDDs on ports 1,3,4,5
ports 2 & 6 not reconized. also I did'nt see the DVD drive in the BIOS
If you cannot see the hard drive, then you have bigger issues that exist outside of the operating system and we're now to the point of moving to the line of physical issues that may exist. A number of things could be happening. you could have a bad cable(s), bad port (s), bad PSU (that's power the SATA drives), etc.

Try swapping with a known-good port that you know is showing up in BIOS and report your results.

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and when I press the button to open the front tray on the DVD burner it doe'snt open.
This has nothing to do with the operating system. Either you don't have power to the drive, the drive is dead, or there's an issue with your power supply. The drive will open/close as long it's powered, regardless of if it's even connected with a SATA data cable.
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I will start the narrowing down process including HDD's SATA power and Data cable w/ known function stuff.

tommorow and report back hopefully it's not serious The sys. worked good before the new case and I was very carefull.
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Were you using the ports prior to your case move? Or are the ports that are not being recognized NEW ports that you are using? I guess there is always a chance the SATA channels for them got disabled in BIOS...

Still doesn't explain your DVD drive issue. Still makes me think there's a power issue.

When your computer turns on, can you see if the hard drives are spinning up? Although I typically wouldn't recommend it, pop off your case side panel and gently place your hand on your hard drive to see if you can feel the platters spinning. If not, then the drive isn't getting power.
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first order of bussiness this morning was to connect my new front intake fans
which is actualley the whole point of this new case to keep the storage drives cool.
when I connected one fan ( this fan connecter was a molex to three pin splice) it did'nt come on so I checked the voltage found zero voltage so it was in fact a power issue.

I swapped to a differnt Molex from out of the PSU and the fourth HDD and the DVD burner are alive again.


next problem is these intake cooling fans I have the inexpensive cooler masters only have one conection a three pin I have a Molex to three pin adaptor from another fan to power one fan

can I splice the two fans together making my own Y connecter?

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Yup you can do that. Just make sure you cover the splice so it doesn't short out.

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first order of bussiness this morning was to connect my new front intake fans
which is actualley the whole point of this new case to keep the storage drives cool.
when I connected one fan ( this fan connecter was a molex to three pin splice) it did'nt come on so I checked the voltage found zero voltage so it was in fact a power issue.

I swapped to a differnt Molex from out of the PSU and the fourth HDD and the DVD burner are alive again.


next problem is these intake cooling fans I have the inexpensive cooler masters only have one conection a three pin I have a Molex to three pin adaptor from another fan to power one fan

can I splice the two fans together making my own Y connecter?

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Unless you really know what you're doing, I wouldn't suggest it. If you're handy, sure, go for it. But otherwise just get an actual adapter.

This or this.
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The goods is I have all the HDDs working
the bad news is the peskie duplicate thumbnail issuse came back in this thread.

More bad news I have a sleep issue now.

Thanks Guy's for the surport.

W7MC HDD records duplicates of each program thumbnail?
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Unless you really know what you're doing, I wouldn't suggest it. If you're handy, sure, go for it. But otherwise just get an actual adapter.

This or this.
I'm not handy, nor do I claim to know what I'm doing, but I did it no problem on my computer. There's only 2 (maybe 3 wires) and as long as you splice the same colors together and wrap them in electrical tape, it works fine. At least that's my experience.
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I'm not handy, nor do I claim to know what I'm doing, but I did it no problem on my computer. There's only 2 (maybe 3 wires) and as long as you splice the same colors together and wrap them in electrical tape, it works fine. At least that's my experience.
I guess I'm just not one to be throwing gaffers tape on things and calling it good. To me, a job is done right when it's soldered and shrink wrapped over the connection. But, to each his own I guess!
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A job is done right when it works....lol.

I didn't say it was pretty. Your welcome to solder and shrink wrap to your hearts content, but when I close my case and then close my entertainment center doors no one is going to know if I taped it or solder it and it's going to work just as good. We are talking about fans here...not some high tech, sensitive piece of equipment.

Regardless that's off topic I suppose. Either way or the adapters will work just fine.
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