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Orange HDD icons. why?


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Does anybody knows why HDD the icons (on Desktop ) could be orange?

Does this mean that SATA controller is not working properly?


I have a Kalyway Leopard updated to 10.5.2 on GA-965P-DS4 mobo (ICH8-R Intel chipset) all three hard drives connected to orange SATA ports. SATA controller configured to run in AHCI mode. Any Ideas how to fix this?


Thanks ro reading (and hopefully answering!) this question :D

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It's because your drives are set AHCI. Either change them to IDE in the BIOS, or use BJMoose's guide to change the icons back to internal drives.

Open up Terminal

sudo -s

<password> enter

mv /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns.back

cp /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/Internal.icns /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext/Contents/Resources/External.icns

chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext
chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOStorageFamily.kext


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