One SATA and one for IDE...maybe? Check the specs for the MB and see if such features exist. Sometimes RAID controllers can be configured to be used as standard ports as well. You may have unused SATA or IDE ports that are enabled for RAID but nothing is attached. A trip into the BIOS settings might be useful.
I have recently put together a new PC with 2 500GB HDD's in a Raid 1 Config. (Gigabyte EP35-DS3P3 Motherboard, E8400 CPU) I have intalled XP and the raid drivers that I put on a floppy.
The device Manager says there are 2 diffrent raid controllers. ("Gigabyte GBB36X Controller" and "Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R SATA RAID Controller") The properties of both say "this device is working properly"
Should I have two??
When I shut down sometimes windows will not load up - it will try to restart several times, I will need to go into safe mode and shut down again before I can finally get back to windows.
Also, when I run the Gigabyte Raid Controller I get the error message "GBB36X Raid Device is not found!"
Any help is very welcome!!