SATA IDE Hard disk

By RubyRue
Oct 22, 2007
  1. Hi

    I'm need a little help setting up my hard disks. I have a Maxtor 320g SATAII hard disk as my main disk running vista on a ASUS AM2 mobo and I'd like to add my two IDE hard disk, 1 a 160g Seagate and a 120g Maxtor. I've also got a DVD writer set as secondary master.

    I want to add the two other hard disks but when I connect them its only finding one.

    I've got the 160g set as a slave which it finds both in the bios and through my computer but it doesn't find the 120g one which is set as master.

    Is that the right way to do it or is there something else I need to do?

  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    go to start> run and type in diskmgmt.msc

    See if you can see your two other drives there. You may need to go and format them to make it visible on "My computer"
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    What is your primary master?

    Here is how I'd set it up and use as boot order:
    Primary Master -> DVD Drive (set jumper master)
    Primary Slave -> 160g Seagate (set jumper slave)
    Secondary Master -> 120g Maxtor (set jumper master)
  4. RubyRue

    RubyRue TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all your help, turns out the drive is dead, tried in a another pc to check it wasn't just the power connections and unfortunately no joy
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    let's move this to the storage and networking forum.
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