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10-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Need help I have 4x 80gb sata hdds for storage, 1x 80 ide hdd for windows and programs, No cd/dvd drives as going to install 2 more 80g ide hdd's soon.

What i wan is I can see sata 1 and sata 2 and the ide hdd in windows and bios but the other 2 sata hdds dont show in windows but show on pc boootup. Wanting to get them running.

Mobo is a ABIT IC7-G

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2007, 01:36 PM
Go to control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management.

Highlight the unallocated entries right mouse / partition/format.

You have to format them, before Windows will see them / you can use them

10-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Looked in there and theres only the ide and the sata1 and sata2 hdd running. no sata3 or sata4 hdds have been formated and running before.

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2007, 01:44 PM
Are these sata's that dont show in Windows SATA 2 or SATA 1 hdd's??

As it looks like this mobo supports SATA 1 not SATA 2.

Someone didnt jumper them to SATA 2 did they?

And are these SATA's connected to the mobo or using an adapter?

10-12-2007, 01:52 PM
Sorry meaning sata1 and sata2 ports on mobo both the 1st 2 satas are runngin and show in windows but sata3 and sata4 are not showing. The hdd's are Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB SATA 7200rpm 8MB Cache. http://www.sigmapconline.co.nz/product_info.php?cPath=44_48&products_id=4386&osCsid=00151dacfbe8b6231ff6e04a6f9b2108

10-12-2007, 02:00 PM
Are you running all 4 sata's from the motherboard or do you have 2 running off a sata card?

If you have 2 running off a sata card this caused problems for me mixing and matching the motherboard sata ports and the addon card sata ports. I had to run all off the sata cards. 6 sata devices I run off cards, plus ide devices.

10-12-2007, 02:00 PM
No adaptors all 4 sata hdds have a stata plug on mobo. hdds are sata1 and not jumpered.

Update No sata cards or ide cards.

Speedy Gonzales
10-12-2007, 02:06 PM
So, are any of these SATA's sata 2, because the mobo doesnt support SATA 2 by the looks of it.

You would have to change the jumper on them to SATA 1, if any of them are SATA 2.

10-12-2007, 02:08 PM
try just plugging in one sata at a time or switching sata sockets they are on and see if it is an hdd problem or not.

you may have to check your boot order in your bios each time though.

10-12-2007, 02:11 PM
yeh tested all sata hdds and thay all fine and work. no sata2 hdds.

This is the mobo and where satas are.

inside case all hooked up.
This is the the screen on bootup see ide hdd at top and 2 of the satas under it.

This is the screen after last screen shows the other 2 satas.

10-12-2007, 02:49 PM
Is there something in BIOS to enable the SATA 3 and 4?

10-12-2007, 02:59 PM
yeh theres a part in the bios to change the ide and satas and enable raid and all that just cannot work it out.

This is the mobo user manaul. On page 3-12 to 3-14

10-12-2007, 03:05 PM

10-12-2007, 03:07 PM
If it is only seeing 2 of the 4 sata drives then most likely something needs enabled. Don't enable Raid, but probably enable the other sata ports.

You havn't created a Raid Set in BIOS have you?

10-12-2007, 03:12 PM
http://www.manualnguide.com/download/manual-guide/abit-ic7-g-user-manual.html link to manual

Update. no raid set as i looked in there.

11-12-2007, 10:06 PM
got them going had to install in version of raid software. also overclocked cpu from 2.26ghz to 2.91ghz and tested stable going to try get in th 3ghz's going to install a 2nd fan on the thermaltaker silent tower cpu cooler on weekend. max cpu temp read out i got was 59c when doing stress test.