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Windows 7: Win 7 - Can't see slave drive

25 Apr 2010   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meltdown View Post
Hi guys,

Still struggling with this, I've attached a few more pics.

DocBrown, how is it possible to 'check' these cables. Can you indicate from my pictures where the other SATA ports are please, I don't understand how to do that.

I think I only have one power connection(see pic) could that be the problem or is that normal?

Regards
Melt

Excellent pics

Looks like you are missing the data cable to the top HD ???

P3 & P5 connections are the HD power cable connections



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25 Apr 2010   #12

 

There's your trouble.
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25 Apr 2010   #13

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Empty SATA connection on MB is for slave HD


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25 Apr 2010   #14

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Hi DocBrown, thanks for the reply

The blue data cable only has one connection point on it not two like the power cable, are you saying I need to go out and buy a data cable with two connection points? Why would the power cable have two connection points and the data one only have one?
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25 Apr 2010   #15

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meltdown View Post
Hi DocBrown, thanks for the reply

The blue data cable only has one connection point on it not two like the power cable, are you saying I need to go out and buy a data cable with two connection points? Why would the power cable have two connection points and the data one only have one?

SATA Data cables only have 1 connection on each end, I have not seen a dual SATA as yet. You need another single SATA Data cable. Red, Blue, Orange, yellow, whatever color you can get
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25 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7
 
 

Hi DocBrown,

Just to clarify, I'll buy a new SATA cable and connect it from the empty SATA connection on the MB to the data connection on the slave drive, is that correct?

Regards
Melt
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25 Apr 2010   #17

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meltdown View Post
Hi DocBrown,

Just to clarify, I'll buy a new SATA cable and connect it from the empty SATA connection on the MB to the data connection on the slave drive, is that correct?

Regards
Melt

YES !

or try the sata cable from your CD drive now to see if makes the slave recognized . you can do with out the CD for temporary testing, right ????
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26 Apr 2010   #18

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Hi DocBrown,

Just to say thanks for helping me out here, much appreciated, it's all sorted now, the slave drive is up and running normally.

Casca, thanks for your input as well.

Great forum guys.

Regards
Melt
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