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Old 02-01-2006, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey team,

I am having the hardest time trying to get a HD (SATA Drive) become active on a Dell 380 machine. I just installed Server 2k3 and the HD is recongnizes the machine the sm controller isn't and it will not become active as a secondary drive. Any suggestions?
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did it come with the dell? if it did, did you save the drivers that came with it?
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Since it is SATA how did you go about installing it? Did you use a card in a PCI slot or was the mother board already equiped with SATA connections?

If it was already equiped check the BIOS and make sure that the Drive is turned on. By default SATA drives are turned off. You have to manually go into the BIOS and turn them on to be recognized. At least on my SATA system thats how it is done.

If it was done via a card did you install the drivers for the card and did they take? That would be the only thing i can think of that wouldnt allow you to access the drive. Unless you have to manually turn the drive on thru the card in order for it to be rocgnized.
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