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Windows 7: Sata 3 and Safely remove hardware

21 Sep 2010   #11
deertroy1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

First of all, thanks for your help.
My SATA 6 drive is DISK 1 and my SATA 2 drive is DISK 0. Therefore I guess I would use 1 in place of N for the channel. However, what would I use for the controller value n? Apparently there is a way to find out through regedit. If anyone else knows how to solve this problem and or knows if the command prompt above works, please reply.


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21 Sep 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't have a SATA 3 drive but:

I would look in Device Managment.

WIN | type DEVMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.
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21 Sep 2010   #13
deertroy1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Gotta go to bed. I'll check back tomorrow.
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21 Sep 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The simplest might be the best.

Turn off the computer. Unplug the hardrive wire/cable from the mobo SATA6 slot and plug into the other SATA 6 slot. See if it recognizes it properly.
Might be worth a shot?
Mike
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21 Sep 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
There is no SATA3.

You have a SATA2 or SATA6.

A SATA 6 will go in the SATA 6 port.
You need to find out for sure what model # WD you have.

Some people call the SATA6, SATA3 but that is not right. I'm just trying to keep your board and drive undamaged.
I think that the 3/6 confusion is the confusion between a specification and a physical connector. Please read the article referenced by the OP for further clarification.
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22 Sep 2010   #16
deertroy1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes, however, I am pretty sure I have the harddrive in question plugged into the correct port. The port is labelled SATA 6gb and that is what the manufacturer states is the interface on their web site. My question is: should I use the command prompt referenced and how do I determine through regedit what the controller number and channel number are for my harddrive?
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22 Sep 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What is the WD designation for your drive. Here's an example WD1000EADS
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22 Sep 2010   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

karlsnooks

He already posted that.
WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA Hard Drives ( WD1002FAEX )

No confusion now it is a SATA6 HD plugged into a SATA6 port.

Deertroy

It is plugged into the proper port but there are two SATA6 ports.
With power off and AC unplugged if you try one of these.
You have two SATA6 ports on the mobo. You can use either one. My thought was MAYBE just maybe Win7 would recognize drive properly plugged into the other SATA6 port.
Or with power off unplug the SATA6 drive restart pc. Turn off PC. Plug SATA6 back into mobo.
Restart PC and see if it recognizes it properly.

I realize it will probably do the same thing but it might work.
You may have already tried all this if so disregard.
Mike
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22 Sep 2010   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I don't have any other information that will be helpful at this point.

The Command Prompt may work but I'm not sure where to find the (n) controller number needed.

Hopefully more experienced members will answer.
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22 Sep 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hopalong,
He's a grown man. He can speak for himself.
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