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Windows 7: New Hard Drive Not Recognized During Boot-Up or Windows 7 Installation

14 Jul 2014   #51
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oh Great One View Post
Nope, can't find it, looks like my 500GB WD SATA Hard Drive was a waste, unless I get a new motherboard + CPU.

You will need new memory sticks, also.

You said in the 1st post you wanted to make this a SERVER. What exactly do you want do with a server ?


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14 Jul 2014   #52
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oh Great One View Post
Nope, can't find it, looks like my 500GB WD SATA Hard Drive was a waste, unless I get a new motherboard + CPU.

You will need new memory sticks, also.

You said in the 1st post you wanted to make this a SERVER. What exactly do you want do with a server ?
Host Websites.
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14 Jul 2014   #53
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Most of the PCI SATA cards operates in SATA 1 mode. Only PCI-Express ones seems to support SATA 2/3. Additionally, not al BIOS supports booting from PCI SATA cards. New CPU+MoBO+RAM will be the best choice.
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14 Jul 2014   #54
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Most of the PCI SATA cards operates in SATA 1 mode. Only PCI-Express ones seems to support SATA 2/3. Additionally, not al BIOS supports booting from PCI SATA cards. New CPU+MoBO+RAM will be the best choice.
Indeed it is the best choice, however until I save up some more money, I am going to use a WD 250GB IDE Hard Drive I have and do my work off of that until I can get some really good stuff to run my server.
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14 Jul 2014   #55
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have never done any web hosting, but I would think modern faster would be best.
Sorry we could not solve the original post problem, but we all have learned a few things.
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15 Jul 2014   #56
Oh Great One

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I have never done any web hosting, but I would think modern faster would be best.
Sorry we could not solve the original post problem, but we all have learned a few things.
Haha, modern and updated technology is normally always better. However, I am limited right now and this is just a learning experience for me until I really get a good grasp on hosting, then I will put a lot of money into it.
Thank you all for your help, I believe I repped you all. Let me know if I didn't It has been fun!
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15 Jul 2014   #57
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I followed Doc's lead and found:
Internal SATA 6.0 Gb/s drives are not detected by some motherboards

Doc's link referenced SATA 3.0 Gb/s drives, the one above references SATA 6.0 Gb/s drives.

The only real differences between what Doc posted and this post that I see are
SATA 3.0 Gb/s jumper OPT1 enabled = 1.5 Gb/s
SATA 6.0 Gb/s jumper PHY enabled = 3.0 Gb/s
both short pins 5 & 6

The contact us reference is more specific to WDspeed utility in the SATA 6.0 Gb/s reference.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WDC KB
Solution:
There are several possible solutions to this issue:
  • Use the WDspeed utility to set the drive to 3.0Gb/s. Please Contact Us to get a copy of WDspeed.

  • Install a jumper on pins 5 & 6. This will limit the negotiation speed to 3.0 Gb/s.

  • Install a third-party add-on card that is not using any of the affected Intel® chipsets listed above. At this time, WD is actively working on enhancements to the speed negotiation protocol to allow the use of 6.0 Gb/s WD hard drives to operate with the above Intel® Chipsets. If an update is released, we will include it in this article as well as in the downloads section on the WD support site. If you wish to be contacted about any updates related to this issue, please subscribe to this article.
It might not make any difference, but I would contact WD and see what they can tell you. The WDspeed utility might be a red herring or it might be just what you need.

Additional info that might be useful when speaking with WDC
Mobo specs
STORAGE: Support by VIA VT8237
4 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
2 x Serial ATA devices

or..... save your pennies for new HW

Bill
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15 Jul 2014   #58
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Oh Great One

You do not use a jumper pin on a sata drive, that`s only for the factory personal

Sorry I`m so late with that tidbit
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15 Jul 2014   #59
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
You do not use a jumper pin on a sata drive, that`s only for the factory personal
There is a special purpose for each jumper settings. Some of them like the speed limiting settings are specifically there for to use by the end user.

In my line of work, i had to deal with lot of old Motherboards which are only compatible with SATA 1 drives. That is why i suggested to looking for possible compatibility issues in the first place.
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15 Jul 2014   #60
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I stand corrected, it`s just that I`ve never seen a jumper pin installed on a sata drive, here are some google links that I hope may help.

https://www.google.com/search?q=do+y..._sm=0&ie=UTF-8
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