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Specific way to connect SATA devices to motherboard?
Mar 21, 2010, 5:09 AM
I have a 1TB Hitachi Deskstar hard drive that won't wake up from standby on Win 7 x64. I've applied the patch that's supposed to fix it but it didn't work.
I was wondering if there is a specific way to hook up SATA devices to the motherboard and if I might have messed it up.
My motherboard supports 4 SATA devices and I have my devices hooked up as follows:
SATA1: 320gb Hard Drive (contains OS)
SATA2: DVD Burner
SATA3: 1TB Hitachi Drive
I have an Asus M2A-VM board.
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
specific connect sata devices motherboard
Mar 21, 2010, 5:28 AM
You can hook them up in any order it does not matter what sata port you use. But It couldnt hurt to try putting it in the sata 2 but it shouldn't make a difference.
Mar 21, 2010, 6:17 AM
I have 2 hitachi 250gb drives that do the same thing.. even with hdd set to never save power/spindown they will spindown overnight and not wakeup.
Also windows 7 x64
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Mar 21, 2010, 4:45 PM
It should not matter which sata ports you connect to. Check to see if there is a bios update for your motherboard that fixes the problem.
Mar 29, 2010, 2:49 AM
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