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Windows 7: SATA 3 6Gbs Western Digital 1TB hard drive not detected AT ALL


07 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
SATA 3 6Gbs Western Digital 1TB hard drive not detected AT ALL

Hard Drive:
Amazon.com: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX: Electronics

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


I correctly connected the Hard Drive to SATA3_1, my second hard drive being a Seagate 360GB connected to SATA3_2, and my CD Drive being connected to SATA3_3. SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 have nothing connected to them.

I've tried connecting the Hard Drive to SATA3_5 and it didn't change a thing.


Places I've checked:
BIOS - Checked the boot section for any hard drives and even Storage Configuration. Nothing.

Windows 8 installation menu - It doesn't show up there, only my hard drive and the other partition.

Windows 7 Computer Menu, doesn't show up there. Here's a screenshot.

Windows 7 Disk Management, It doesn't show up there. Here's a screenshot.

I even checked Device Manager, not sure what good this will do you guys.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OP
Possible problems:
It came with no jumpers on the pins. But it says put pins into yada yada for PUIS and yada yada to limit it to 3GB/s.

Maybe I have to change the SATA mode? It's in IDE mode right now. I can change it to RAID/AHCI but I have no idea what that is.
Also, I don't hear it spinning. It's supposed to be a loud hard drive..

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07 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have a WD 1Tb SATA III HDD and you can definitely hear it spinning.
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08 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
I have a WD 1Tb SATA III HDD and you can definitely hear it spinning.
That's odd. I guess I'll just get a refund on this HD
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08 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Getting a new HDD that is DOA is unusual, but not unheard of. I have 6 WD HDD's and have never had any problems with any of them.
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08 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Most spinners will make some kind of audible noise if listen close, and you also should be able to feel a difference by touching the drive from powered-off state to powered-on state. If you can verify that the power is connected properly and working to the drive, and you hear and feel nothing when you power it on, I'd go with the return/RMA route.
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