Only one sata channel works GX620

I just got a used Optiplex GX620. I can only get the "0" drive sata channel to work. I wanted to add a second drive but it is not seen in the BIOS when attached to the "1" channel but is seen when attached to the "0" channel. Also, the original drive is not seen when attached to the "1" channel. Thus I have two good HDD but only on active channel. I have also turned all the SATA channels "ON" in the BIOS. Any help will be appeciated.
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  1. Looks to be a bad motherboard.
  2. Bit weird, but specs say: one serial ATA controller supporting one device and one parallel Ultra ATA/100 IDE supporting two devices per channel with one channel
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/sffspecs.htm
  3. noidea_77 said:
    Bit weird, but specs say: one serial ATA controller supporting one device and one parallel Ultra ATA/100 IDE supporting two devices per channel with one channel
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/sffspecs.htm

    Why then have 4 SATA connectors http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/mtabout0.htm#wp1051997 Actually depends whether it is small form factor or not.
  4. proudtower_16 said:
    I just got a used Optiplex GX620. I can only get the "0" drive sata channel to work. I wanted to add a second drive but it is not seen in the BIOS when attached to the "1" channel but is seen when attached to the "0" channel. Also, the original drive is not seen when attached to the "1" channel. Thus I have two good HDD but only on active channel. I have also turned all the SATA channels "ON" in the BIOS. Any help will be appeciated.


    I have the exact same issue. i have been pulling my hair or for a week. Foods you ever find a solution?
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