|i have 2 dvd -rom drives one of them is on sata 3 i believe|
i had the original drive connected to sata 0 all the time
i will try to disable fast boot but it seems like it takes forever to boot up my computer( kind of impractical
i tap F2 to get the thew boot menu. as i said im on BIOS A07 now( i updated it a long time ago. and now i did it again with a newere modified one i mentioned above
and yes I am on windows 7 64 bit i bought it years ago. I hated vista.
heres the deal i want to have both drives i could boot from IF i switch the boot order in the BIOS Boot order list from 1 or the other. Even thought i have RAID ON setting in the BIOS( since Raid/autodetect ata mode doesnt work with this at all) IM not actually using a real raid configuation
My goal is to be able to use BOTH drives to boot ( one at a time if i want to and the other as a backup)
but for most of the time I want to use the newer Sata III 1TB to boot with by moving it up the list if i so desire.
BUT i want to be able to use my older drive to boot as an option IF i ever have any problems( errors, or if the sata 3 drive crashes in the future) I want to use my older one as a back up bootable drive
then i want the other drive to be detected and usuable for data.
Just so you understand?
both WD Sata 3 1tb and and my older WD 500G blue sata has working windows 7 64 bit copies. i want to keep it that way. When 1 is being used at the OS, i will use the other as data backup.and vice versa.
I did this before in the past with a smaller HDD and my original. but now i have a larger one that is supposed to be faster yet still reliable.
and also the sata 3 controller is reading that it IS in fact detected when i turn my computer on*( while the screen is black) It is also showing the model mumber of my sata 3 1tb drive and the speed will appear . So it looks connected to the new controller..
While it starts to load windows( windows animated logo sign comes up but before it gets to my desktop, i get a blues creen,.I cannot read what it says because it comes and goes too fast.)
I will disable fast boot and try my sata 3 drive in the controller again and see if it helps. ill get back to you all soon
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