I'm trying so hard to not get angry with any of the posts here, because obviously you think that I just opened the box of a PC, turned it on and now my HDD's don't work.
My first computer was an IBM XT 4mhz double clocked @ 8.3mhz with a 10MB HDD that was compressed with SuperStor. My first operating system was DOS 3.0. Used QuickMenu before Windows 2.0.
286, 386, 486DX, AMD 586, Pentium I, II, III, IV... Jumper settings; the whole gamut. I can build a PC in under an hour (with the case and the rest of the parts: PS, MB, CPU, fan, video card...)
Can anyone think OUTSIDE THE BOX for once.
There IS power to the HDD's. They WERE - past tense hooked to the SI 3512.
MB has 2 SATA connectors. Other drives work fine. It's just that the drives that were hooked to the SI 3512 (Yes it is an add-on - NOT THE ISSUE), are now not detected.
Can the data be retrieved without spending $82,000 (hypothecially)?
Good news is appreciated.
May this be a GOOD year in everyone's life who have helped or will help with this task.