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Windows 7: alienware m14x r1 not detecting 2nd hard drive

11 Mar 2016   #31
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I think your on to something there. I belong to another forum and a guy replyed to a post about a Alienware M14x that came into his shop. The owner wanted to have a hard drive caddy put in. He stated that Windows could not see the drive. He never got it to work because the hard drive could not be jumper down to 1.5 Gbps. He found a forum post online stating the OS will only see the drive if it can be jumper down to 1.5 Gpbs.

I asked him if I could post his reply here but he hasn't got back to me. He said the owner set it up with some kind of RAID but I don't think that apples here.

I did a Google search and it does appear that some hard drives do have jumpers to change the speed. There are others that do not. You will just have to check your drives and see.


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11 Mar 2016   #32
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrustMe View Post
I think your on to something there. I belong to another forum and a guy replyed to a post about a Alienware M14x that came into his shop. The owner wanted to have a hard drive caddy put in. He stated that Windows could not see the drive. He never got it to work because the hard drive could not be jumper down to 1.5 Gbps. He found a forum post online stating the OS will only see the drive if it can be jumper down to 1.5 Gpbs.

I asked him if I could post his reply here but he hasn't got back to me. He said the owner set it up with some kind of RAID but I don't think that apples here.

I did a Google search and it does appear that some hard drives do have jumpers to change the speed. There are others that do not. You will just have to check your drives and see.
Hi,

I thank you for your help but after spending 3-4 days on this issue, I'm throwing in the towel. I'll just use my desktop for a dual hdd setup, sorry.

thank you all for the help i appreciate it.
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