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You can test it with power on as well. Be sure the drives are UNplugged.

Hold 1 pin against the chassis and other against 1 of the 4 molex pins.

You'll measure 2x 0V, 1x 5V and 1x 12V --> The 0V's are the grounded ones.

OR

Just measure volts directly from the pins. If you measure between 2 pins and read 12V you have 12V, if you measure 5V between 2 pins you have 5V. If you measure 7V you have the 12V and 5V pins. --> if it reads -5V, -7V or -12V, turn your multimeter leads around until you have +V (and not -V) that way you know the black cable is 0V and the red cable is 5V or 12V
   
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They do not have access to the SATA end so can not confirm the location of those pins.

They seem to be hotswap ports(based on the capacitor's they have). I sure hope those are rated for at least 12 volts or they may have been damaged as well.

off topic. I have not seen you in a while ASUSfreak
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post #13 of 20
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Do you have any suggestions what to do?


I have the grounds in the middle and tested both the other wires on 5V, nothing happens in disk manages (the other ones popped up there).


Could it be another way to discover the disc? Bios?


It's a brand new disc with recipient. But probably I will get denied since I painted the case. I haven't opened it, just paint the outside rolleyes.gif
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Update.


I have located which ssd it is. Which pins are which.

So everything is correctly installed now. But the disk won't shop up on the disk menu.


To be honest! When I started to lose the big holder that holds all 3 drives, the hot swap thing for the drive wasn't installed. If it fell of when I touched ssd or I missed to install it earlier, I don't know.


Anyway, everything is correct now, but still don't working!


Can the hot swap thing break due power fault?



What shall I do?
post #15 of 20
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I actually do have a 2.5" sata/power -> USB, so tomorrow I will try to take out the SSD and test it through the adapter. Then I can make sure if it's the drive or something else smile.gif
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Good idea.
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Originally Posted by Nukemaster View Post

Good idea.

Okay, so I do have some interesting news here.


I took out the ssd, eventually. It worked, it was recognized through my usb-sata adapter.


Tried another SSD in that hot swap, but it didn't work.


All the cables seems to be fine, so I don't get it why it' doesn't work. The sata cables were a pain in the ass to plug in earlier. But I do know I got them in and they seems to be all good from the very little I can see.

Also the hot swap seems to be fine, all cables are good.


So what's the problem??


post #18 of 20
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PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!

I have no idea how, but it's solved.


I took out all the SSD's, they were all plugged in correctly.

One after another they started to pop up in Bios. When they all were installed again I could see them in the Bios, didn't believe my eyes.


I did turn off the computer and pressed the clear cmos button. But I don't think that worked, because all my settings were still there.

I logged in to windows and only 2 drives were seen -.- problems back again.

But it was still visible in Bios.


I was restarting a few times, check disk manages, disk list under disk part, device manager, everything and not a sight of the last drive.


And then after the third or fifth restart IT SHOWED UP IN THE DISK MANAGER and is now formated and assigned a letter biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifbiggrin.gifrolleyes.gifredface.gif


Omg, finally!

Now I just have to put them in Raid, have to check youtube for that biggrin.gif


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Keep an eye on it, I sure hope everything stays working.
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Quote:
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off topic. I have not seen you in a while ASUSfreak

euhm yeah... I come and I go, geting older and... stuff??? Nah, was away for like a year or so. Not away away, but just away wink.gif --> my cousin builded a house and I was the lucky family member that had to lay electricity in his house wink.gif But 5 days of work until finaly FRIDAY. And then party hard till 7-8AM... driving from "party" to my cousin about 50Km's... work 8-10hours... return home half dead tongue.gif sleep till sunday. YAY it's monday again... let's go to work... untill friday... YAY PARTY untill ... you know the rest tongue.gif

So I was wrecked after a few months biggrin.gif (turning 36 in april so need to recover a bit more eh-eh-eh... thumb.gif

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I have the grounds in the middle and tested both the other wires on 5V

Euhm... shouldn't you have to have 5V-0V-0V-12V???!!! and NOT 2x 5V on your connector? (at least a MOLEX is like that, not sure about SATA tho tongue.gif) too lazy to google atm
   
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