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Old 04-21-2009, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently bought a second SATA hard drive, all the cables are connected but it won't show up in the BIOS or the tools on the cd it came with. maybe i'm missing something? i don't know but i will appreciate any help .
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Default Re: my hard drive isn't being recognized

make sure that the specific SATA ports are set to enabled in the BIOS
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i just checked my bios and my SATA ports are enabled, and it's only recognzing my old hard drive.
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Make sure it's all properly seated and try different ports... my bro's mobo has about 10 sata ports and not all of them work.
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is your primary hard drive sata? if it is-try it on the connection you tried with the second hard drive--at least you will know that your connection work--
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EDIT- nevermind guys, i figured out what i did wrong. thanks for the help though.
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