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Wannabe Geek

# 34701 28-May-2009 16:59
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Im new to this forum stuff but Ive been trying for almost a year to get more than one hard drive working in my computer.

I have an Asus P5K-E Wifi, which has the IHC9R controller,
and also has the JMicron JMB36X IDE controller which also has 2 esata ports (works fine but can slow right down from 100 mb/sec transfer rate, to 12 mb/sec after about 15-30 seconds of transfer with large files, is this normal), which is set in AHCI mode, to utilize plug and play hard ware.
Also have a dvd writer connected to IDE.

Im running a 500 gb seagate hdd as my boot disk, and Ive tried with multiple hard drives.
Both in IDE mode and AHCI mode in XP, got it to work for a short time but then just dissapeared,
And have also tried in Windows 7, but the bios, would not even recognise the hdd.
The hdd are a 1.5 tb seagate, (working firmware CC1G), and a 500 gb Western Digital Caviar, both of which work fine in a External Hard disk enclosure.

Any suggestions, or if anyone has experienced any problems similar to this it would be much appreciated.
Thanks Sam

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Ultimate Geek

  # 221838 4-Jun-2009 22:45
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The ICH9R and JMicron controllers are seperate in the BIOS. What mode is the ICH9R controller set to?
Also, which controller are you connecting it to? The ICH9R or JMicron?
IDE mode is for better compatability, AHCI gives better performance.

Your drives SHOULD work in AHCI mode on either controllers. The only other thing would be to try and put the ICH9R in RAID mode, which will also see single devices.

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