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Windows doesn't recognize new SAS drive

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June 25, 2013 5:15:05 PM

Hey guys, I just bought a new SAS 15k RPM 600GB drive. I put it in the system, hooked it up to the SAS0 port on my motherboard and I hear it spin as the computer starts up but windows doesn't show me the disk when I hit "computer". I went into the BIOS and the SAS controller is enabled. Also I looked at the drives in the BIOS and it recognizes it in there. I then went into my device manager and under "storage controllers" it says intel C600 Series Chipset SAS RAID controller.
So I don't know what is the problem. I just want to use the drive as a regular second drive. Nothing server or RAID wise. Any help?

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June 25, 2013 6:23:37 PM

Smerpo said:
Hey guys, I just bought a new SAS 15k RPM 600GB drive. I put it in the system, hooked it up to the SAS0 port on my motherboard and I hear it spin as the computer starts up but windows doesn't show me the disk when I hit "computer". I went into the BIOS and the SAS controller is enabled. Also I looked at the drives in the BIOS and it recognizes it in there. I then went into my device manager and under "storage controllers" it says intel C600 Series Chipset SAS RAID controller.
So I don't know what is the problem. I just want to use the drive as a regular second drive. Nothing server or RAID wise. Any help?


Have you tried initializing the drive through Disk Manager?

Click start - > right click on computer and select -> manage or go to Control Panel -> Administrator tools and select computer management.

Then go to Disk Manager should be the second from the bottom on the left side. This should scan your computer of all your current drives, and in theory should show your SAS drive. If visible select the drive by right clicking to partition the drive.

Hope this helps.
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