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A recently fitted SATA HD isn't showing up.

I have 4 SATA slots on my Gigabyte Duo GA-8I915P Duo Pro motherboard.
Two have a matching pair of Hitachi SATA HDs and I set these up in a RAID

A few months ago I fitted a Panasonic DVD RW into one of the remaining
slots.  It showed up and worked faultlessly immediately.

More recently I bought a Western Digital 400GB SATA HD, fitted it into a
bay and hooked it up to the last SATA slot.  But it's not there when
starting up.

During POST (which in spite of every attempt to pause it, flashes along at
the speed of light) no trace of it seems to appear.  I think the DVD RW
shows up
and the 2 RAID drives do appear but not the WD drive.  There's no sign
of it in BIOS either even after using the auto detect option.

What do I need to do to get this new drive up and running?  If this isn't
the right group does anyone know of another or maybe a forum?



Re: invisible drive

RoS wrote:
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Recentlty saw this when using some tosh 2.5" sata drives on a MSI MCP67
based desktop mainboard.

Connected 4 x 160GB drives to all 4 sata connectors, only one drive appeared
in the bios.

It was fixed by a bios update upon request.

Cheerz - Brownz
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