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Okay guys, heres the situation.

I want to put three 80GB hardrives in my PC. (all IDE) (two WD and one maxtor)

Right now, I'm running two perfectly fine (master and slave), but I don't know how to add the other one.

I do have a RAID Card and one of the IDE ports for my motherboard is broken.

So, my current plan is.

Use the working IDE port in the motherboard for the master and and slave.

Use the First slot in the Raid card for the third hardive (which jumper setting do I put it as?..master , slave or cs)

and the second slot for DVD Drive.

thanks guys

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Slave will work. Some people like using cable select, some don't - I guess it's a preference thing. I personally never saw much difference.

I currently have 4 320GB SATA2 drives in my PC and as you probably know with SATA you don't have to set jumper settings. ;)

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weird, the raid card is not detecting the hardrive.

It says, "looking for devices", 0 devices found.

then under it says, Bios is Disabled

weird.

Maybe I have to do something in Bios to enable raid card?

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I gotta ask- did you load the software that came with the card?

Mark

I would think the card would just use the standard ide contoller drivers installed with windows, these drivers should at least be able to detect the hardrive, even if they are not the most optimized.

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I'd have to agree with shane, it should just use standard IDE controllers, but who knows might want to try the software CD as well or look online for it.

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Guys, I figured out the problem. :)

In my raid card, on the first IDE slot, one of the small pins is missing.

...I put my third HD on the second IDE slot and all is working.

lol, time to steal a pin from my old broken motherboards!

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good eye :-)

as garmanma mentioned, make sure you install the ide drivers for the chipset of that card, you should get better performance.

Edited by shanenin

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