11-13-2009 07:06 AM
I own a couple of seagate hard drives, and including two 7200.111tb's. And while they are decent harddrives, whenever I use a program or look at them though the bios, they both show up as ST21000340A, which makes figuring out which harddrive is which quite a bit of fun. It's not impossible, but it is rather annoying. So I was wondering if there was any way of making it so that it was easier to tell these disks apart. Am I just going to have to memorize the sequence that they are listed in my motherboard? Because sometimes I take them out for whatever reason, and then the disk order changes.
11-13-2009 09:25 AM
Your SATA ports should be labeIed SATA0, SATA1... on the motherboard. I would recommend using diffrent colored cables or labeling the ends so you know whick drive is listed first. Is there an O/S involved? The bios only looks at the model #.
11-13-2009 09:39 AM
so in other words, if I keep track of which port is plugged into where, I can figure out, purely by drive order, which harddrive is what?
Hrm, if it's of any assistance, I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and my motherboard is GA-MA770-US3. And from what I've experienced, it seems as if my motherboard just randomly picks the hard drive order every time a new one is plugged in. I'll play switchery with my sata ports and see what happens.
11-14-2009 10:22 AM