Dell Desktop - issue with 2nd hard drive Tags: Chipsets SATA Hard Drives HD CD-Rom Motherboards Last response: April 18, 2011 12:47 AM in Motherboards Share lisam25 April 18, 2011 12:42:22 AM The second HD would only be recognized if installed on SATA 1 with primary on 0. When I did that the CD/ROM was not recognized on either SATA 2 or 3. I put the CD/ROM back on SATA 1 and now the second HD is not recognized. Ideas? More about : dell desktop issue 2nd hard drive Ubrales a c 100 V Motherboard April 18, 2011 12:47:23 AM Make sure that the SATA ports are enabled in the BIOS. Dell disables unused ports - by default. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dell Optiplex 740 2nd hard drive formatting issue Forum SolvedDell Optiplex 755 MT - Adding 2nd Hard drive - Any system factors limiting size and/or speed Forum Solvedcompatible 2nd hard drive for 2002 Dell Dimension 4550 series Forum SolvedDell optiplex gx620 2nd hard drive xp can\'t see it? Forum how to take out desktop hard drive from 1 vista and put in 2nd vista? Forum Dell Inspiron 531S won't reconzie 2nd internal 500 gb WD hard drive Forum 2nd Hard Drive Recognition Issue or maybe worse Forum Adding 2nd hard drive to dell studio xps 435mt Forum Installing 2nd hard drive dell xps 410 Forum 2nd hard drive issue Forum 2nd hard drive issue, how do u take ownership??? Forum Help...how to get files off dead Dell desktop hard drive? (PICS)? Forum SolvedInstalling on my 2nd hard drive Forum Solved2nd hard drive with O/S upgrade Forum HOW DO I KNOW IF I GET THE RIGHT HARD DRIVE FOR A DELL DESKTOP E310 Forum SolvedAdding a 2nd Hard Drive; Doesn't seem to Fit Forum DELL N5010 heating issue & hard drive bad sectors problem Forum SolvedHow do I set my 2nd hard drive as the master? Forum Solved2nd Hard Drive not showing and E: Drive? Forum Install SATA Hard Drive in Dell Desktop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !