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 HDD LED Always On When I Boot 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 SolvedNeed help On finding SATA cables for HDD and DVD drive Forum Hard Drive LED always on? Forum Hard Drive LED Always Blinking Forum SolvedWD 3TB HDD SATA Drive stopped working Forum SolvedDual Storage (SDD + HDD) Drive Setup - MoBo SATA Question Forum Sata drive and dvd burner not always recognized on secondary ide channel Forum SolvedSwapping my HDD (sata3) with my optical drive(sata2) to open up room for SSD Forum SolvedLG Optical Sata drive flashing green LED wont open Forum SolvedSata HDD bay not recognizing the new Hard drive Forum SolvedSATA HDD not detected but DVD drive detected Forum SolvedCan a sata cable power both the optical drive and a hdd Forum SolvedOptical drive causes HDD LED to blink every second Forum Solvedreplaced HDD Sata hard drive on my Toshiba laptop Forum HDD LED light for two SATA controllers Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !