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sata 2 and sata 3 not active after boot up on dell 9010

What i'm wanting to do is with the side off my computer hook up a hard drive to sata 2 or sata 3 to see data on hard drive without rebooting computer. 

i use to be able to do this on a 780 but i upgraded to this 9010 and can't get it to do what i use to do on 780.

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RoHe
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RE: sata 2 and sata 3 not active after boot up on dell 9010

You're asking for trouble, and you could potentially fry the PC and/or the drive.

Besides, those SATA ports are probably disabled in BIOS setup. You can't just enable SATA ports without drives connected because you'll likely get a "drive not found" error every time you boot the PC when a drive isn't connected.

Why not just put the drive in an external enclosure will allow you to connect via USB when needed?

Ron

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