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    Default IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Just built my 4th PC using a Gigabyte board and this is the first time I've run across this issue...

    I have one WD 640g Black HD and a LG DVD/CD on a 790XT-UD4P.
    Processor is a Phenom II 955 (stock settings)
    4 gig GSKILL DDR3
    Windows 7 64 bit OS loaded and running fine.

    However... Bios shows the two drives on "IDE CHANNEL 2 (Master/Slave) NOT on IDE Channel 0 and/or CHANNEL 1.

    The HD SATA cable is plugged into SATA2_0 and the CD SATA cable is plugged into SATA2_2.

    I have tried various bios setting changes icluding load optimized defaults and have moved the SATA cables around without any change in the drives channel location shown in the bios.

    I believe that the primary boot location for the HD should be IDE CHANNEL 0 ????

    Haven't had any luck with Google searches and any thoughts or direction to sort this out would be much appreciated.

    Thanks !

    Rick

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    IDE channel 0/1 is for the IDE master/slave drives. SATA starts at channel 2.

    "Primary boot location" will be whatever you have set in the HD priority list. Since you only have one drive, it will be set by default.

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    In that case... Apparently the 'Motherboard is much smarter than me :)

    Should the "On Chip IDEChannel" setting in the "Integrated Peripherals" bios section be set to "disabled" ?

    Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rick

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    If you're not going to be using it, you can safely disable it. Depending on your chipset, it might not even disable (it won't on my MA785GMT-UD2H).

    IIRC, LSDMEASAP recommends that SATA DVD drives be plugged into the last SATA port (SATA_4).

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Thanks !!

    Have a safe and happy holiday.

    Rick / Canada

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    Exclamation Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by darthranger View Post
    Just built my 4th PC using a Gigabyte board and this is the first time I've run across this issue...

    I have one WD 640g Black HD and a LG DVD/CD on a 790XT-UD4P.
    Processor is a Phenom II 955 (stock settings)
    4 gig GSKILL DDR3
    Windows 7 64 bit OS loaded and running fine.

    However... Bios shows the two drives on "IDE CHANNEL 2 (Master/Slave) NOT on IDE Channel 0 and/or CHANNEL 1.

    The HD SATA cable is plugged into SATA2_0 and the CD SATA cable is plugged into SATA2_2.

    I have tried various bios setting changes icluding load optimized defaults and have moved the SATA cables around without any change in the drives channel location shown in the bios.

    I believe that the primary boot location for the HD should be IDE CHANNEL 0 ????

    Haven't had any luck with Google searches and any thoughts or direction to sort this out would be much appreciated.

    Thanks !

    Rick
    -------------------------------------------------
    PATA master IDE0 master PATA controller
    PATA slave IDE0 slave PATA controller
    SATA IDE1 master SATA 2_4 connector
    SATA IDE1 slave SATA 2_5 connector
    SATA IDE2 master SATA 2_0 connector
    SATA IDE2 slave SATA 2_2 connector
    SATA IDE3 master SATA 2_1 connector
    SATA IDE3 slave SATA 2_3 connector
    --------------------------------------------------------

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    Exclamation Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Help! I have the same motherboard, the same problem but the solution doesn't work... I have 3 HDD: WD 640Gb Black Edition, WD 640Gb Blue Edition, WD 1000Gb Green Edition. When I built my computer I had only 2 HDD: WD 650Gb Blue and WD 1000Gb Green and all were right. SATA_0 Channel 0 Master (HDD 640Gb Blue), SATA_1 Channel 1 Master (HDD 1000Gb Green) and DVD-Rom SATA_2 Channel 2 (slave or master, don't remember...))) When I bought the WD 640Gb Black, I got the Rick's problem... I have been moving the sata's cables in different slots, turning off some off HDD, turned off/on On Chip IDE Channel, and today I had upgrated BIOS to F7 and now I also have the problem. BIOS upgrate didn't help, what can to help me?

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Your hard drives should go first on SATA_0, and the CD drive should be on the last port on that controller, or on one of the Purple ports

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Your hard drives should go first on SATA_0, and the CD drive should be on the last port on that controller, or on one of the Purple ports
    Ohhh!!! Thanks for answer))) I though that nobody understand me when I write in English. I try it in 1-2 hours))) What's the purple port??? Is it GSata?

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    Default Re: IDE Channel problem on 790XT-UD4P

    Yes, the purple ports are GSATA.

    Use those or the last one on the other ports.

    I understood you just fine :)

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