Just got a new rig I'm putting together, but doesn't work.
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Athlon 2500 Fsb 333
Kingston Hyperx DDR 512 Mb PC 3200
Maxtor 80GB SATA Diamond Max Plus 9
When I turn on the power the DVD comes up as the primary drive, and the Maxtor doesn't even register. I have never installed an SATA drive before. I am hoping it is something simple. This is only the third computer I have put together, so please feel free to dumb down your answers.
I have a serial cable running from the harddrive to the primary SATA on the motherboard, and the dvd player using an IDE to the primary on the motherboard. Also, I tried switching both around to secondaries, but the maxtor still don't show up on boot.
Your motherboard uses the Sil3112A SATA controller, if been using this controller on my computer as an add in PCI card.
First make sure there is not a jumper or BIOS setting you need to enable to use the controller.