I am reaching out for a bit of assistance.
I hope to get some before I go all nuts...
I have an Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard,
to which one 200 GB SATA HDD is installed
as the main drive. Then I have one small 20 GB
IDE HDD as a secondary drive.
I have had some boot problems with the 200 GB HDD,
so today I bought a new Western Digital 500 GB SATA HDD.
The plan is to do a ghost onto the new HDD and then use it
as the primary drive.
So.. I installed the new drive into the chassis and connected
it to the second of the two SATA ports on the motherboard.
When I tried to start the computer, it did not recognize any
HDDs at all. Then I disconnected the new HDD and the computer
worked like always.
So... I then started studying the user guide for my Asus A8V Deluxe
motherboard, and the only thing I find about SATA HDD installation
is in relation to a RAID setup which I do not want.
What is strange is that in case you want a RAID setup, you use
two other ports on the motherboard, so I draw the conclusion that
it should be possible to have 2 independent SATA HDDs working
with this motherboard.
I have also looked on ASUS webpages for some support, but haven´t
got any wiser.
Can anyone help me out here? Soon I´ll throw the computer out
of the window....
Thanks in advance