ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe not detecting SATA 150 drive
Posted on 2006-05-13
Okay, so I put together a new computer with the following specs:
-ASUS P4P800-E DELUXE Socket 478 Intel 865PE ATX Intel Motherboard
-ASUS A9550/TD/128 Radeon 9550 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card
-Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 800MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor Model BX80546PG3000E
-Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200SD 320GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
-SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DWQ120AB2
Originally, I had an ASUS P4P800-MX MB installed and it would detect my SATA drive as the Third Primary Master and my DVD±R as my First Primary Master. Eveything was fine until I realized I couldn't overclock that MB. After spending a good chunk of money on cooling equipment I wasn't going to have it. So, I got the new MB listed above.
I put the new MB in and go into my BIOS to notice that it has only detected my IDE DVD±R as First Primary Master and it can't find my SATA drive. I made sure all my wires were acurate and snugly fit into their respective spots.
The P4P800-E Deluxe has a BIOS option to run SATA as RAID. After much frustration, I know next to nothing about RAID. It has a start feature were you can press Ctrl+F to run a hardware app, FastTrack, to build an array of your HD. I tried doing this and reconfigured the BIOS, but it would still not detect my HD. I'd prefer just to run SATA as SATA. The "User's Manual" doesn't say anything more about SATA than plugging SATA wire to the MB. It has a lot about the SATA as RAID feature.
Can anyone help me out on this? Until then I'm stuck booting off a live linux CD... thanks!