ASUS M4A79 Deluxe: no support for HDD LED under SATA? Tags: Asus SATA Hard Drives LED Monitor Motherboards Last response: February 13, 2009 2:15 PM in Motherboards Share bobby_dread February 8, 2009 3:59:04 PM I just had a new system built with an Asus M4A79 Deluxe mainboard, using 4 WD SATA disks. I'm using a Cooler Master HAF 932 case. The case has a power LED and a HDD LED. When the machine is on, both LEDs are on solid all the time. I checked the wiring, and it looks correct (red wire on + pin). I've read some posts about SATA controllers not supporting that LED. I've also read posts about secondary controllers needing to be activated in order for the HDD LED to work. The mainboard manual talks about the 'IDE HDD activity light' - I have no IDE drives in this system. I wonder if that was just sloppy documentation, or if the LED only works off IDE disks. Any insights are appreciated! BD More about : asus m4a79 deluxe support hdd led sata GhislainG a b Ĉ ASUS a c 229 V Motherboard February 8, 2009 4:23:37 PM Double-check your HDD LED connection. The LED isn't affected by the type of hard disks that you install (PATA or SATA). bobby_dread February 13, 2009 2:06:17 PM Well, the connections look right. I double-checked the dox, and tried reversing the leads - but that left the LED off altogether. Very strange. I may as well just unplug the thing altogether, for all the good it's doing. But I'd much prefer to have it work as it's supposed to... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a b Ĉ ASUS a c 229 V Motherboard February 13, 2009 2:15:38 PM You can connect another LED to determine if the issue is with the motherboard or your case. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can Asus x79 deluxe support RAID 10 with 4 x Sata III (6gb) Hdds? Forum Asus A8v-e Deluxe and Sata iii hdd Forum ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe System, Previously Bootable SATA HDD Won't Boot Forum HELP! Asus P6T Deluxe: SATA HDD/IDE OPTICAL DRIVE and WIN XP 64-bit Forum does asus formula support SATA2 HDD with 32 MB cache?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !