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Old 04-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

Hi I have some question

1. Put the SATA Drive on my PC and then Open up my PC then after the windows logo it turns Black and there it hangs( BTW I can hear a Sound coming from the SATA Disk Sounds like Static )? - What is it ?

2. If I format this will it work again? or the Drive is totally damaged?. BUt then how could I format this if I cant get on windows with it?.

3. When I tried mounting the disk and Install a XP in it, and when I press Enter it says below "Examining Disk 0 bus ( something like that )" and that takes like 3 - 4 sometimes 5 min to detect, I see 3 partitions and the 3 are Unkown, but I had some files there before. - How can I recover my files then ?

4. My Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=6&id=2025, In this motherboard do I still need to install a SATA Controller or not?.

5. If I do can I download and Install it right away when Im on my windows, or do I really have to use a Floppy (In the Windows XP Installation) to Install the drivers?.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Mmmm.

You should be able to control your SATA HD's in your BIOS.

You might have to switch the channels on in the BIOS.

Have a look there.

Because I know that if I attach a SATA HD to my motherboard then set the BIOS up to allocate that HD channel it'll boot from it if I wish.

You shouldn't need software to run SATA. It's just a modern and faster interface than PATA.

Just make sure the power and SATA connection are properly connected. They're not like the big PATA connections.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

oh do I must use a SATA power cable, not the White one that also used in IDE?.
so is that the problem why my SATA don't work?.

My BIOS can detect my SATA Drive..... But still problem (read on top XD)

If I connected a SATA and plugged a Molex in it will it work?. Or should I really need a SATA Power Cable to work?
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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You will need a SATA power lead.

The old PATA drives used an IDE connector with a Molex power plug.

The SATA drives use a SATA lead and a SATA power connector.

Both are needed for it to function.

So if you only have one lead connected to the drive your missing the other.

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Old 04-16-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
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Default Re: SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

ok once you got your power lead turn on ATA not AHCP

Goodluck its in bios
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

But my SATA Drive has a Molex Power Plug and a SATA Power Plug :-/.
Should I need to plug 2 of them?. Or just one if just one which one?. The Molex Plug or the Sata Power Plug?
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:26 PM   #7
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Wow. Never seen a SATA drive with a Molex and a SATA power connector together with the small SATA data connection.

Ok.

Connect the SATA data lead. And connect one of the power leads. SATA power or MOLEX. Either/Or. Just one of them.

If you can post a pic of these connections that would help loads.

Never seen that before.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #8
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http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...ter08/hdd2.jpg
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n...er08/hdd-1.jpg
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My old maxtor drives were like that, you can use either or.
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Fantastic.

As per previous post then sir.

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Default Re: SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

OK, so the drive sees in BIOS but not XP, correct?

It simply needs to be formated. In the run command box type "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes). Scroll down. Right click the hard drive that has the black bar next to it and click initialize. Right click black bar and click "New Partition". When this is done, the drive should be formatted and seen by the rest of windows.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:35 PM   #12
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Its not showing ......... In the disk management.
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It has to be a BIOS issue then.

You need to explore your BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

Look in the BIOS for the on board RAID set up and enable the drive.

http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileList...2.0(3.3)_e.pdf
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:22 AM   #14
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Is this the only SATA drive you have installed?

I noticed in your hdd2.jpeg that you had a SATA drive plugged into one of the 4 orange sata connectors. Try the purple ones instead. According to the specs on your board ... the purples are for the following:
Gigabyte SATAII (JMicron JMB363) SATA/IDE Controller
1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
2 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface (purple ones)

While the orange ones are the Southbridge for use as RAID (if you choose) or after you utilized the purple ones first.

Just a thought.
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Is this the only SATA drive you have installed?

I noticed in your hdd2.jpeg that you had a SATA drive plugged into one of the 4 orange sata connectors. Try the purple ones instead. According to the specs on your board ... the purples are for the following:
Gigabyte SATAII (JMicron JMB363) SATA/IDE Controller
1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
2 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface (purple ones)

While the orange ones are the Southbridge for use as RAID (if you choose) or after you utilized the purple ones first.

Just a thought.
That could do it. If he has it plugged into RAID ports then it's no wonder it's not showing up in windows.
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Default Re: SATA Drive Help PLs...... :(

well I made that and put it in the Purple ones but after I open my PC and the windows logo shows and after that it just hangs up and then black screen :-/.
And I tried something I made my PC boot in SATA Drive but it says "Disk Read Error" and then I tried the IDE Drive that has no XP on it and says "NTDLR (i think) is Missing". Whats the difference about that, does that mean my SATA HDD is damaged ?
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"NTDLR (i think) is Missing"
I associate that with the OS missing.
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yup did that on purpose, but what is the difference of the two? "NTDLR Missing(IDE,PATA) " and "Disk Read Error(Sata)"
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