posted on May, 16 2006 @ 03:22 AM
if it was working fine at one point, and unless someone has been in the chassis pullin on cables, i have yet to see an ide cable come loose on its
own. If they are Maxtor, Hitachi, Seagate lowend or Samsung Hard drives...they maybe failing. those are the manufacturers with the highest failure
rate in my opinion. Ive replaced more of those drives than carter has liver pills. Western Digital has a prog on there site called wddiag. run quick
tests on the drives and see what it reports. that will give you something to add to the RMA request form if they are bad. Most hdd's have a 2-3yr
warranty. Check the site of the manufacturer and get em replaced if they are bad.
If they are Sata, then its probably a legacy/ide setting of the sata controller. alot of times a small power spike will reset ur bios. some
motherboards by default donot setup Sata Drives as primary, you usually have to tell it to. Sata cables are another story, you move ur chassis the
wrong way and they will fall off. Intel motherboards come with sata cables with a sweet latch on the connector. but unless ur runnin servers, stick
with Asus motherboards. Intel desktop boards are mediocre.