WD SATA drive won't spin with data cable connected
I've actually had this problem with 3 or 4 different 80 GB WD SATA drives on 3 or 4 different occasions with several different motherboards. These drives work fine with other motherboards, and the motherboards have all worked fine with other sizes/brands of SATA drives.
Here's the problem:
When I plug the power and data cables into the drive and power on the machine, the hard drive will not spin up. If I unplug the data cable, the drive spins up fine. This drive works perfectly on other boards. Other drives work perfectly on this board. All BIOS settings are correct.
There seems to be a compatibility issue with these boards and particular model of hard drive. However, there must be a way to get around it. Has anyone else experienced this problem?