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Ryan Lang

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  1. What an idiot I am. Ready to buy a new motherboard if need be, and I find the solution is as simple as plugging in the hard drives. Hard drives 2-4 in my enclosure became dislodged. It displayed the same symptoms as a non-functioning port-multiplier (only the first drive being shown.) Let this be a lesson in stupidity.
  2. Hi all, I recently purchased a 4-bay enclosure (http://www.amazon.co...oBox-Drive-Encl ... B002UUPWP6) and was using it on a MacBook Pro for a while. Now I'm home and am trying to get it working on my hackintosh. I bought a Startech 2-Port eSata PCI Controller with the Marvell 88SE9128 chipset (http://www.amazon.co.../product/B003GS ... 00_s00_i00), and when I plug in my enclosure, only the first of the four drives shows up. The card is advertised as being Port-Multiplier/FIS compatable, but that doesn't seem to be working. My mobo is GA-X58A-UD3R and word is that some of the onboard esata ports will support port-multiplying as well. But no joy here either. It seems to be a BIOS thing, because only the first drive is listed in the POST in all situations. I'd be happy getting port multiplying working in any way possible. Any ideas? Much appreciated!
  3. Somehow the partition map on one of my secondary drives got corrupted and now my computer won't get past the AHCI POST. If I clear the CMOS directly on the motherboard, I can get to the BIOS setup but not otherwise. If I switch to IDE, I can boot into my Lion install drive, but then the drives aren't detected. Can anyone think of a way for me to be able to wipe that drive somehow so I can boot? Thanks in advance.
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