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Windows 7: Multiple Optical Drives

29 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't use the external Sata port for anything atm, but it's not located with the others, it's at the rear with the USB plugs and that. The DVD drives, from what I can tell, are on the Marvell connector, which is right next to the Intel one, at the front of the motherboard. It's an Asus Sabertooth X58 if you wanna have a look, you'll see there's 8 Sata plugs, 6 in a black housing, 2 in a grey housing, my DVD drives are in the grey one

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29 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Sounds like the optical drives in Question may be on the RAID SATA ports. If so double check to make sure RAID is disabled in the BIOS and that the RAID ports can be used as regular SATA ports.
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29 Jan 2011   #13

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

My housemate has an ASUS P6T with the Marvel controller. As I recall, when I was setting it up for her I read somewhere that you couldn't run anything but a HDD off of it. Which drives are hooked to which controller?
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29 Jan 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

@alphanumeric, the Marvell controller is set to IDE, with the option of AHCI, which didn't work either =[

profdlp, HDDs and blu ray are on Intel and DVDs are on Marvell
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