Well, I've spent the last couple nights trying to install my a new 300 GB SATA on my ASUS MOBO without resolution. I've looked high and low on this forum for help, but none seems to hit my problem just right. Here's my system:
MOBO: ASUS A8V Deluxe
200 GB WD IDE HD with pin set to master setting with slave
The Slave is the DVD R/RW
OS: WIN XP
Here's the problem -- I want to install a SATA as a storage drive on my system and keep the OS and primary HD current.
I have installed the driver for RAID controller per the manual instructions. Though I'm not trying to install a RAID configuration -- it seemed the only solution at the time. If I need drivers, I can't seem to find the right ones and if I have them, I can't seem to find the right place to install them. I went to the ASUS sight and downloaded the lastest driver for SATA (have it on my desktop now) and tried to install it -- but couldn't figure out exactly how to do it. Maybe that's the problem. If you think this is the problem, then maybe someone could help me figure out where to install the driver.
I've gone into BIOS and looked for settings and really can't find anything that is remotely related to SATA drives. There's a RAID config setting -- but I don't want RAID.
My computer boots up well each time. The SATA drive is spinning. I have it connected to the SATA1 connector.
I'm at my wits end. Please help!!!