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September 12, 2004 12:55:05 PM

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I've had this Mobo combined with an AMD 300XP and 1G of mem for quite
a while now and it's a good solid system, Lovin it!! Rock solid and
stable.

I've purchased a Samsung 120G SATA HDD to add to the system to work
from but it is not a boot drive.. I have 2 WD 80G HDD, one is boot and
the other is data storage. I also have an older 40G Maxtor that the
Samsung is replacing.

For the life of me I cannot find my book or refences on what to do to
get the system to recognise the drive what so ever. I have the cable
on Pr1_SATA1 on the mobo.

Can anyone spare a moment to either let me know what I need to do to
make this drive show up and be useable or point me in the right
direction as to where to find the info?

Thanks in advance!!

Cheers!

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September 12, 2004 1:05:54 PM

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you have to enable SATA from a jumper...you might want to dl the PDF manual
just to make sure. But on my revision 2 it is done by jumper..can't find my
manual offhand either..
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2004 3:39:03 PM

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On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:05:54 -0400, "dino" <whyme@help.com> wrote:

>you have to enable SATA from a jumper...you might want to dl the PDF manual
>just to make sure. But on my revision 2 it is done by jumper..can't find my
>manual offhand either..

yeah that's the SATA1ENB jumper which is on by default. already looked
at that one.. but yes, downloadable PDF manual is a good start, silly
me I should have thought of that one =)

Thanks M8
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2004 6:14:22 PM

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On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:39:03 -0300, Seaking
<Seaking@-NOSPAM-eastlink.ca> wrote:

>On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:05:54 -0400, "dino" <whyme@help.com> wrote:
>
>>you have to enable SATA from a jumper...you might want to dl the PDF manual
>>just to make sure. But on my revision 2 it is done by jumper..can't find my
>>manual offhand either..
>
>yeah that's the SATA1ENB jumper which is on by default. already looked
>at that one.. but yes, downloadable PDF manual is a good start, silly
>me I should have thought of that one =)

Erk, I double checked the settings and found that the ENABLE jumper
wasn't at default 'enable' but disabled. So I moved it, fired it up
and Hmm the raid controller installed, and voila.. the drive showed up
and now needed to be initialised, then formatted..

How long does a 120G drive take to format? After 2 hours of letting it
beat at itself I rebooted the machine thinking it's hung up and waited
another 30 mins for it to reboot..

Ok so now the drive it formatted (I think) but not active.. Hmm fun..
Something pooched up on it.. I'm not familiar enough with SATA to know
if this is normal or what.. right now waiting for it to finish what
ever it's up to.. Dunno what that is.. never seen a drive do this
before..
September 12, 2004 6:14:23 PM

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make sure to set boot sequence properly in BIOS..I used the Maxtor disc
utilities to partition and format my 120 and it took no time...no issues
with booting neither...had it at first as a backup drive..the next time I
formatted changed boot sequence and installed OS to it...but I think this is
my last Max drive...just too noisy.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 12, 2004 10:21:50 PM

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On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:31:37 -0400, "dino" <whyme@help.com> wrote:

>make sure to set boot sequence properly in BIOS..I used the Maxtor disc
>utilities to partition and format my 120 and it took no time...no issues
>with booting neither...had it at first as a backup drive..the next time I
>formatted changed boot sequence and installed OS to it...but I think this is
>my last Max drive...just too noisy.
>

Hi, thanks for the reply.. I went to bios and didn't have to change
anything that I saw because this drive is going to be used for
storage, not boot.. I don't want to boot from it..

And because of it being pooched right now, the drive is cycling the
system wit high useage, making it near impossible to access anything..

I've got it disabled right now.. hoping some local can help me out..
erk

Cheers and thanks again!
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2004 12:03:21 AM

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"Seaking" <Seaking@-NOSPAM-eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 11:39:03 -0300, Seaking
> <Seaking@-NOSPAM-eastlink.ca> wrote:
>
>>On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:05:54 -0400, "dino" <whyme@help.com> wrote:
>>
>>>you have to enable SATA from a jumper...you might want to dl the PDF
>>>manual
>>>just to make sure. But on my revision 2 it is done by jumper..can't find
>>>my
>>>manual offhand either..
>>
>>yeah that's the SATA1ENB jumper which is on by default. already looked
>>at that one.. but yes, downloadable PDF manual is a good start, silly
>>me I should have thought of that one =)
>
> Erk, I double checked the settings and found that the ENABLE jumper
> wasn't at default 'enable' but disabled. So I moved it, fired it up
> and Hmm the raid controller installed, and voila.. the drive showed up
> and now needed to be initialised, then formatted..
>
> How long does a 120G drive take to format? After 2 hours of letting it
> beat at itself I rebooted the machine thinking it's hung up and waited
> another 30 mins for it to reboot..
>
> Ok so now the drive it formatted (I think) but not active.. Hmm fun..
> Something pooched up on it.. I'm not familiar enough with SATA to know
> if this is normal or what.. right now waiting for it to finish what
> ever it's up to.. Dunno what that is.. never seen a drive do this
> before..

Windows XP has a format function - normally takes only a few seconds.

I use Partition Magic to partition and format my drives.
--
Doug Ramage

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2004 12:03:22 AM

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>> Ok so now the drive it formatted (I think) but not active.. Hmm fun..
>> Something pooched up on it.. I'm not familiar enough with SATA to know
>> if this is normal or what.. right now waiting for it to finish what
>> ever it's up to.. Dunno what that is.. never seen a drive do this
>> before..
>
>Windows XP has a format function - normally takes only a few seconds.
>
>I use Partition Magic to partition and format my drives.

I think I have something hooped up badly.. with the SATA HDD hooked up
and SATA1END jumper set to on, the computer takes 20 mins to boot, and
once up and running, there is a huge cpu useage cycle 10 secs high and
10 secs low but a beach to load run a prog during this perior.. I left
it running for a couple hours hoping it would unpooch itself but
nothing.

I cant even get to the start menues to get to anything that I could
use to format the drive or access it..

Last chance I got to look at it, I saw that the 120G drive was 111G
available, NTSF and no drive letter. Couldn't access it..
September 13, 2004 1:59:32 AM

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Did you install the SATA drivers off you MOBO disk??
peter
"Seaking" <Seaking@-NOSPAM-eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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>
>>> Ok so now the drive it formatted (I think) but not active.. Hmm fun..
>>> Something pooched up on it.. I'm not familiar enough with SATA to know
>>> if this is normal or what.. right now waiting for it to finish what
>>> ever it's up to.. Dunno what that is.. never seen a drive do this
>>> before..
>>
>>Windows XP has a format function - normally takes only a few seconds.
>>
>>I use Partition Magic to partition and format my drives.
>
> I think I have something hooped up badly.. with the SATA HDD hooked up
> and SATA1END jumper set to on, the computer takes 20 mins to boot, and
> once up and running, there is a huge cpu useage cycle 10 secs high and
> 10 secs low but a beach to load run a prog during this perior.. I left
> it running for a couple hours hoping it would unpooch itself but
> nothing.
>
> I cant even get to the start menues to get to anything that I could
> use to format the drive or access it..
>
> Last chance I got to look at it, I saw that the 120G drive was 111G
> available, NTSF and no drive letter. Couldn't access it..
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 13, 2004 3:04:42 AM

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No I did not and here's why (That might be my prob after all)...

When I moved the jumper the system and then rebooted, the system
reported that the driver was installed (though I didn't in the first
place)..

I shall look at that tonight.. ya might be right and if so, hurt me..
DUH!!!

Cheers M8 thanks again

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 21:59:32 GMT, "peter" <peter@telus.net> wrote:

>Did you install the SATA drivers off you MOBO disk??
>peter
>"Seaking" <Seaking@-NOSPAM-eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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>>
>>>> Ok so now the drive it formatted (I think) but not active.. Hmm fun..
>>>> Something pooched up on it.. I'm not familiar enough with SATA to know
>>>> if this is normal or what.. right now waiting for it to finish what
>>>> ever it's up to.. Dunno what that is.. never seen a drive do this
>>>> before..
>>>
>>>Windows XP has a format function - normally takes only a few seconds.
>>>
>>>I use Partition Magic to partition and format my drives.
>>
>> I think I have something hooped up badly.. with the SATA HDD hooked up
>> and SATA1END jumper set to on, the computer takes 20 mins to boot, and
>> once up and running, there is a huge cpu useage cycle 10 secs high and
>> 10 secs low but a beach to load run a prog during this perior.. I left
>> it running for a couple hours hoping it would unpooch itself but
>> nothing.
>>
>> I cant even get to the start menues to get to anything that I could
>> use to format the drive or access it..
>>
>> Last chance I got to look at it, I saw that the 120G drive was 111G
>> available, NTSF and no drive letter. Couldn't access it..
>
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