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Old 01-04-2008, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hard Drive DOA?

My new sata harddrive (Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (WD7500AAKS))
isn't be detected in windows or bios. I've installed 4 other WD HDS no problem in the past, and I've swapped cables and tested.

How can I test its DOA?

or do I need to tweak the jumper pins?

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Old 01-04-2008, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Exclamation Re: Hard Drive DOA?

Hard Drive is working fine it's my mobo (ABIT AW9D-MAX) :s

SATA plugs 1-4 work, SATA 5-7 don't. HELP?

Do they have to be enabled or something?

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Old 01-04-2008, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hard Drive DOA?

look in the bios set up. I remeber when I was doing ressidential pc work. The first sata MB , was very confusing the way it was set in the bios. Try turning on ALL the PATA and SATA IDE to get them to work. They have since gotten easier, some still a little tricky.
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