SATA Drive, HDD Led Always On Tags: Hard Drives Sata Led Monitor Storage Last response: October 26, 2004 9:09 PM in Storage Share bdaley October 26, 2004 9:03:47 AM I installed an SATA drive (my first) on my A7N8X-E Deluxe. The drive replaced the old PATA drive I had been using. Everything went fine with the install, but now the HDD LED is constantly on. There doesn't seem to be any drive activity, but the light remains on all of the time. I've scanned for viruses/spyware/etc - nothing. Is this normal with an SATA drive? I know the LED leads are hooked up to the MOBO correctly, because I didn't have this problem with my PATA drive. Any thought or suggestions? Thanks. "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have to have a frontal lobotomy." More about : sata drive hdd led | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove cloud9respect October 26, 2004 4:08:18 PM Try checking the connection with the MOBO just the same. Some drives are querkier than others. | Report abuse bdaley October 26, 2004 8:01:41 PM Yeah, I tried reversing the leads, the light just went dead, but I knew they were on correctly because the light worked fine with my IDE drive. The light is always on, but gets a little brighter and kind of "pulses" when the drive is actually accessing data. I'm wondering if this is "normal" with an SATA drive, or could something be wrong with the drive and/or controller? It's no big deal if the light's always on, but I just want to make sure that it's not a problem with the drive or controller. Has anyone ever experienced anything similar to this when switching to ATA? I can't find anything at ASUS's site about this. Thanks. "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than have to have a frontal lobotomy." | Report abuse silverpig October 26, 2004 9:09:44 PM Mine's the same. I reversed the connection and now it's always off. No biggie. s signature has been formatted to fit your scr | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SATA Drive, HDD Led Always On> Related ressources: ForumHDD led always on! Forump4p800-e deluxe, hdd led always on ForumSATA activity LED for each HDD ForumHDD Activity LED lit all the time? ForumHdd led always on ForumHard Drive LED always on ForumSATA drive not lighting HDD LED ForumHDD LED light for two SATA controllers ForumHard Drive LED Always Blinking ForumIntel DX58SO HDD LED blinks even it is idle ForumComputer Won't Always Hibernate/Sleep ForumASUS M4A79 Deluxe: no support for HDD LED under SATA ? ForumNo HDD Led Indicates with SATA ForumOptical drive causes HDD LED to blink every second ForumHDD LED clicking sound ForumBios detecting version of windows that are no longer there ForumSATA installation ForumATA 100 vs 133 vs SATA ForumDe la Very Grandes Norton Ghostos 9.0 Problem Sata Forum7200 SATA RAID 0 vs 10000 RPM no RAID More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !