sata dvd connxn problem

  jodagi 14:47 19 Mar 07

I have just installed a SATA DVD RW drive on an ASUS A8V mobo running win xp. The problem is that although the drive powers up it is not recognised by Windows

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:24 19 Mar 07

Have you got SATA drivers loaded?

  jodagi 17:10 19 Mar 07

the only drivers I can find are SATA raid drivers for HDD's, these have been loaded but to no avail.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:57 19 Mar 07

right click my computer - manage - storage - disk management.

Can you see the drive? highlight right click - initialise and format.

  jodagi 18:35 19 Mar 07

have been there already, this adds to the mystery as the new drive is not there,,,,,I will try a different mobo connxn.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 19 Mar 07

CAn you see it in BIOS?

  jodagi 21:52 19 Mar 07

no only the ata optical and hdd's

  Ashrich 22:03 19 Mar 07

Are your SATA connections type 1 ( 150 ) or 2 ( 300 ) if SATA11

  Ashrich 22:08 19 Mar 07

As I was saying ! The SATA drivers are not for the hard drives but for the controller , it doesn't matter what is connected . Have a look in the bios to make sure all SATA ports are enabled .


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