Crossfire & Hard Drives

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ziralien

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Hey there! I've got a computer that has two hard drives by Western Digital as well as two Radeon Sapphire video cards. Problems are one of the HD's and one of the vids aren't showing up as they should be.

Looking in Computer, only one hard drive is showing. I've double checked to make sure both drives have their SATA cables connected, as well as the power. They do. So I'm wondering why only one is showing up.

For the video cards, they're both Radeon HD 6870's, 1gb each. Only one of them is showing up through dxdiag, and that one is only showing as 726mb. The Crossfire ribbon is attached to the cards, and they both have power running. Any ideas on this one?

Thanks in advances, guys!
-Ziralien
 

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device manager not my computer see if recogniosed in there
if on 7 type create partition enter that see if your drives are there and live

are the cards both running ? can you actually see the fans etc??
 
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are the 2 hard drives setup on a raid array if so you would only see 1 drive with the 2 drives combined if not raid, you may have to go into bios setup to see if both sata ports are set to enabled

and if your mb does infact support sli one of your video cards may be defective i would remove 1 video card and start the pc without crossfire and if it works swap cards and try again if both cards work try another sli cable
 

ziralien

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device manager not my computer see if recogniosed in there
if on 7 type create partition enter that see if your drives are there and live

are the cards both running ? can you actually see the fans etc??
Both fans are running on each card.

are the 2 hard drives setup on a raid array if so you would only see 1 drive with the 2 drives combined if not raid, you may have to go into bios setup to see if both sata ports are set to enabled

and if your mb does infact support sli one of your video cards may be defective i would remove 1 video card and start the pc without crossfire and if it works swap cards and try again if both cards work try another sli cable
They're both 1tb drives; only one is showing at just under 1tb of space. I'm not sure how to enter bios to set up enabling SATA ports; would a run-down of that be possible to give?

The ASUS Maximus III Formula board should be capable of handling sli/crossover video cards. I've started the PC with just one card to see if both work; they do. It's just when they're both in together that it appears only one is working while the other apparently 'sleeps.'

Thanks again for the help so far!
-Ziralien
 
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to enter bios setup start the computer and when the asus logo shows tap the delete key a few times it may also be f2 it will tell which key to hit on the bottom of the screen after setup starts on the main tab it will show the drives installed if only 1 of your drives are there hit the esc key to exit select exit without saving changes shut down the pc check hard drive cables sata and power are secure and try again if it still does not show up you may have a defective drive
 
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