I recently upgraded my PC with 2 more SATA hard drives (Total of 4 now.) and according to my manual and all specs I've seen my board should have 6 SATA ports, which it does. But my SATA ports are arranged in a 3x2 array and the first 4 (2x2) are all black and the last 2 (1x2) are white. I plugged in my 4 hard drives into the 4 black ports and I plugged in my DVD drive into one of the white ones and it wasn't recognized. I thought this may have been a port problem so I put it in the black area and put one of the hard drives into the white area (not the same port) and this time the DVD drive was detected but the hard drive wasn't.
Does anyone know why these 2 ports aren't working and if they are locked or something does anyone know how to unlock them.
the reasonwhy they dont work is because u have to turn them on in the bios the only problem is that you have to re install windows cause your choices are raid and hcei witch require you to load special controler drivers from nvidia during instalation of windows. i have 6 drives 2 t apice and i had to do all that plus it helps to have an ide hard drive too in case you ever have problems you can use that to boot and access info.