P5GDC-V Deluxe : How to connect 4 IDE devices?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by duryodhan, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. duryodhan


    Jul 21, 2006
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    I have ASUS P5GDC-V Deluxe mobo. I wanted to connect 4 IDE Devices to this viz. 2 DVD drives and 2 HDDs. I already have connected a SATA HDD to the primary SATA connector and WinXP is installed on it.

    Ref : Image of Motherboard

    I have connected the 2 DVD drives to the Blue IDE slot (near 24 pins power supply slot). Uptil now everything is fine and I access all from WinXP.
    When I connected 1 HDD to the RED IDE connector ( the one near SATA connectors or the one near floppy drive connector) I can see the HDD being detected in BIOS. But when I reach WinXP the drive is just not shown. I tried Add Hardware etc. etc. but I can't find the damn thing. If I replace one of the DVD drives with one of the Hard Disks then All is detected fine and works fine. Whats the problem ? Am I missing something?

    How can I connect 4 IDE devices to the mobo??
    duryodhan, Jul 21, 2006
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