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 cloud9respect October 26, 2004 4:08:18 PM Try checking the connection with the MOBO just the same. Some drives are querkier than others. 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." Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SATA drive not lighting HDD LED Forum SolvedHard Drive LED always on Forum Hdd led always on Forum p4p800-e deluxe, hdd led always on Forum HDD led always on! Forum SolvedWD 3TB HDD SATA Drive stopped working Forum SolvedDual Storage (SDD + HDD) Drive Setup - MoBo SATA Question Forum Hard Drive LED always on? Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedCan a sata cable power both the optical drive and a hdd Forum Hard Drive LED Always Blinking Forum Sata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel Forum SolvedLG Optical Sata drive flashing green LED wont open Forum Solvedreplaced HDD Sata hard drive on my Toshiba laptop Forum SolvedOptical drive causes HDD LED to blink every second Forum HDD LED light for two SATA controllers Forum SolvedWhat is the best HDD cooler for 4TB internal SATA3 hard drive Forum SolvedAdding EIDE HDD (Maxtor Onetouch II as internal) to system with SATA boot drive causes system to no longer boot Forum SolvedAsus Z87-K Standby LED Always on Forum SolvedIs it worth getting a SATA 3GB/s SSD for a boot drive when I currently have a SATA-III 6Gb/s HDD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !