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 HDD led always on! Forum p4p800-e deluxe, hdd led always on Forum SATA activity LED for each HDD Forum HDD Activity LED lit all the time? Forum Hdd led always on Forum Hard Drive LED always on Forum SATA drive not lighting HDD LED Forum HDD LED light for two SATA controllers Forum Hard Drive LED Always Blinking Forum Intel DX58SO HDD LED blinks even it is idle Forum Computer Won't Always Hibernate/Sleep Forum ASUS M4A79 Deluxe: no support for HDD LED under SATA ? Forum No HDD Led Indicates with SATA Forum Optical drive causes HDD LED to blink every second Forum HDD LED clicking sound Forum Bios detecting version of windows that are no longer there Forum SATA installation Forum ATA 100 vs 133 vs SATA Forum De la Very Grandes Norton Ghostos 9.0 Problem Sata Forum 7200 SATA RAID 0 vs 10000 RPM no RAID Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !