Older SATA Drive Isn't Recognized
Posted on 2006-03-27
I just recently bought a new computer with the following specs:
Operating System: Winsdows XP Professional
Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Premium
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual core Processor 4800 2.4GHz L2 2MB
Memory: 2048MB Corsair XMS Memory
Graphics: 2 x BFG 7800GTX OC
Sound: X-fi XtremeMusic
1st HD: Western Digital Raptor 73GB - SATA
2nd HD: Seagate Baracuda 7200.9 300GB - SATA
3rd HD: Seagate Baracuda 7200.9 300GB - SATA
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000B-CU
With the Asus mobo I am able to connect my older SATA drive (not mentioned above) via an external PCI slot. I just plug in the 4 prong power adaptor and the SATA cable and I am supposed to have instant connection. As you can imagine, I am having trouble with Windows recognizing this older drive.
My new Seagate hd's are not in a RAID 0 but in a RAID 0+1 (I think? I see JBOD in BIOS). If I look in Device Manager I see 2 entries of SiImage SCSI Disk Device. When I connect the drive and boot up, it's not in My Computer for me to see. However, if I look in Device Manager I can see it's there. I can also see the drive within Administration Tools/Computer Management. It doesn't allow me to do anything but either Delete Partition or Convert to Dynamic Disk.
I did do a Seagate Diagnostic Analysis on it and got this:
Primary IDE Channel : ST3160023AS
Serial Number: 3JS213J4
Capacity: 160.04 GB
Test result: Self-test routine completed without error.
I would be extremely grateful for anyway I can resolve this! Many thank yous in advance!