Originally Posted by 1ceHacka
Still cannot get the red IDE ports working....installed all drivers I found on the site....
Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday, I have been moving and work has been crazy.
As I stated before, to use the red buses for storage you MUST install the proper driver DURING the Windows install by hitting F6 when prompted and watiing for it to ask for the floppy with the drivers to be inserted.
These buses are not controlled from the board like normal, they are controlled by the OS only.
ASUS P5LD2 Driver Download
The driver you are looking for is at the bottom, it is called -IT8211 ATA RAID Controller Driver and Application V184.108.40.206 for Windows 2000/XP/2003.(WHQL) and 64bit XP/2003.(WHQL)
I know it calls it a RAID driver, but it's required to use the buses period. I don't use RAID right now, so don't know if you need the other RAID driver as well. For right now, I would just worry about getting it working period.
Alternativly, the easiest way is to put a blank floppy in your 3.5 drive and insert the CD that came with the motherboard. Launch that CD and click on the MAKE DRIVER DISC
tab in the window. Then you click on the ITE driver and it will make a driver disc for you.
You will have to watch the Windows install to do this, across the bottom of the screen in the first part of the install, it will say "Press F6 to install 3rd party drivers" It will say that for a few seconds, you have to hit F6 then to tell it to ask for the driver later.
It will continue to install and copy directories for a short time, then it will stop and prompt you to install your driver disk and select the drivers to install. Follow the instructions and then it will complete the Windows install.
You still won't see the hard drives on those 2 red buses in BIOS.
For instance, on my current system I have a DVD Dual Layer burner, and a DVD ROM on the Primary Blue bus. I then have my 300GB SATA drive on the primary SATA connector, I then have a 120GB PATA drive and a 80GB PATA drive on the Primary red bus, and a 19GB PATA on the second red bus. All of these drives work fine and show in MY COMPUTER, but in my BIOS it shows the DVD drives on Primary IDE, and my 300GB SATA is listed as master on the SECONDARY IDE (again, weird set-up). The others are left blank.
Basically, think of it this way, the blue bus is your Primary IDE, then the SATA connectors are your Secondary and Third IDE, and then the 2 red BUSES are add ons.
Feel free to drop me a PM if none of this makes sense.