Problem: X Dock / Hot Swap drive bays will not recognize any hard drive I install in to the bay. Here's a quick synopsis of what I have done to troubleshoot the problem.
1. The drives are warm when I pull them out of the bay, so I know they are getting power. 2. Installed properly in the X Dock tray, with and with out screws to keep them from flexing / moving in the tray. 3. Installed the one 4 pin power connector to the back plate for the X Dock, and installed the two SATA cables to the Mobo SATA III ports. 4. Tested 3 different HDD's in each X Dock tray / bay. (The HDD's work, tested in other systems). 5. All drivers and BIOS are up to date, with no errors on the device manager.
This is part of a new build I just completed. Below are the spec's:
Case: CM HAF XB CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition Mobo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 RAM: G.Skill Ares DDR3-1866 32MB (4 sticks) OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit Video: 2 EVGA 9800GTX+
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Hey, I have this case, I've had no such issues.
The only advice I can give is that as ou may know its very crammed underneath that motherboard tray, and I know a load of my cords kept getting unplugged until I properly sorted things out. If I were you I would just lift up that tray, check all you cords, make sure it connects to the xdock pluggin, maybe even try abother 4 pin connector.
If not, head over to CM RMA.
Hope this helped.
Thanks for the help. I checked the 2 SATA cables and they were good. Even though the 4 pin power had a good connection, I swapped it for another cable that didn't have anything else plugged in to it. Viola! Fixed.
Not sure if the CM X Dock pulled more power than was available on that previous cable or if I had a bad plug. Either way, it's fixed now.
I know this thread is old but Im having the same problem with my X-Dock! Could you please tell me where is the X-Dock pluggin? And what 4 pin connector are you talking about? Please help me Ill appreciate it so much! Thanks!
Went through bios, checked cabling, tried different hdds. Then I found that the card (plugs) mounted in the case was mounted by only one of four screws! I could see the card deflect when I inserted a drive. Now I didn't remove these when I built the machine, and I know the case was not a return, so I can only guess that the factory failed to properly mount said card. I put the remaining 3 screws in and everything works as designed.