Hard Drive Activity Red Light? Tags: Hard Drives Computer HD Storage Last response: August 25, 2006 7:31 AM in Storage Share Storm1234 August 23, 2006 3:02:50 AM Well I think I have figured out why but I want to make sure first. My question is you know how when you have a computer with a IDE harddrive you get the red dot blinking in the front of your computer, that is telling you your harddrive is writing or reading data. Well I now will be using SATA2 hd's will I not have that anymore? So the IDE pins that go onto the mobo do nothing for a SATA2 hd. And if so, is there anyway to get the red dot for a SATA2 hd? Thanks for any information. Storm More about : hard drive activity red light PCcashCow August 23, 2006 3:20:18 PM You will always have your pretty little lights as long as there is a Disk attached to your system. Storm1234 August 23, 2006 5:39:30 PM Well I only get the green light thats telling me my system is on, not the other one. What do you think the problem is? Thanks Storm Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Storm1234 August 25, 2006 7:31:05 AM Thanks all I appreciate everything, I got the light to work, now im just having harddrive problem now in a different thread. Thanks Storm~ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHard Drive activity light does not come on Forum Hard drive activity light Forum SolvedEasy one! hard drive activity light... Forum when switched on hard drive red light cones on and the off.green light do not come on. fans are working Forum Hard Drive Activity Light Forum Remote hard drive activity light? Forum Hard drive activity light Forum Hard Disk Activity Light Not Working Forum CPU problem. Red light on CPU and CPU cooling unit will not activate when i turn on the power. Forum USB flash drive Continuously Blinking RED light? Forum randomly freezing: no logs, no bsod, no hard drive activity. Forum Hard disk red light stays forever and windows installation taking more than 20 hours Forum SolvedWD Red Hard Drive Forum Hard Disk Activity Light going Crazy when at Idle Forum Where's my Hard Disk Activity Indicator Light? Forum SATA drive activity light? Forum SolvedExcessive hard drive activity Forum Hard disk Makes click sound and gives red light Forum Floppy drive green activity light on after bootup Forum Blinking activity light on SATA drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !