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Hello all,

I am having some problems that are frankly making me feel pretty dumb. I used to run my set up with a Western Digital 2 tb drive. I recently installed a intel 320 ssd without many problems. However, I am encountering issues when trying to re-add the WD. My mobo won't even post after I hook up the power and sata cable to the drive. I had a more knowledgeable friend repeat the process, but the same thing happened. The mobo simply won't post with both of them hooked up.

I found some ancient pages about using a jumper to set the WD to slave, is this even necessary any more? or am I possibly using the wrong power cord? Thanks very much for your assistance.
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Ur PSU cannot handle it. You need a more powerful one.
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Nah you don't need to set jumpers - cable select should work fine.

I doubt it's his PSU.

Are you plugging it into the same controller or a different controller? Sounds like the drive you're plugging in doesn't want to play - I'd try swapping the HDDs around the sata ports.

Using the wrong power cable?? You should be using sata power if it's a sata drive
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Nah you don't need to set jumpers - cable select should work fine.

I doubt it's his PSU.

Are you plugging it into the same controller or a different controller? Sounds like the drive you're plugging in doesn't want to play - I'd try swapping the HDDs around the sata ports.

Using the wrong power cable?? You should be using sata power if it's a sata drive
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sorry, that came out a little wrong. and yea hopefully its not my psu, using corsair 750w. by wrong power cable I meant should I be using the different plug-ins running of off the same cord (ie. one cord, multiple sata power, ssd+hdd on same one)

as for the controller issue, that may be getting somewhere- I was running my optical and ssd on the 1st two sata ports and then putting the hdd on the lower cluster of ports (wasn't hooked up to marvell 6 gbps, though)
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