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Author Topic: Can both Serial connectors and SATA connectors be enabled at the same time?  (Read 1337 times)

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HELP! Running XP Pro on two WD 36GB Raptors in Stripe mode from the Serial connectors on an MSI-6702 motherboard. After 3 years of trouble-free operation would like to transfer XP Pro and all my programs and data to a single drive. Bought a single WD Caviar SE16 SATA 7200RPM 250GB drive for that purpose and thought I could drive it from a SATA connector on the motherboard but the drive is not seen in CMOS or My Computer and SCSI & RAID Controllers in Device Manager lists the two controllers but with a yellow error indicator in front of the SATA controller. My intention was to move everything from the RAID drives to the single drive, then disable the RAID setup, but didn't want to do that until I was sure the single drive was working well.
QUESTION: Am I trying to do the impossible having the RAID drives from the Serial connectors and the single drive from a SATA connector enabled at the same time? Thought I would be able to make a selection from within CMOS. Must I disable the RAID setup before being able to see the single drive? The drive shipped without jumpers and see nothing that says one must be installed. Are they a factor?



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My better half's system has an Intel motherboard with only one IDE port, so she has an optical device and hard drive on that ribbon cable.

She runs a SATA drive, and there is no problem.

The only problem I had installing the SATA was that I kept confusing the two sets of physical SATA plugs on the system board.  One set of four was for individual drives.  The other set of four was for a SATA RAID array. 

I understand all of this does not directly answer your question, but I hope it's a start.  I think it shouldn't be a problem.

I'm sure there are others here who will soon augment / correct my poor advice.

p.s.  Welcome to the forums!

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