Windows not detecting two drives.

Recently made a brand new build, running an MSI MPOWER A77 mobo.

I've got the OS installed (obviously) on a OCZ Vertex 4 - but after getting everything squared away I connected the HDD and another Vertex 3 SSD - they are reading in the BIOS, but Windows 7 does not recognize them.

Vertex 3 is connected to the Sata 2 6 GB/s and the HDD is on Sata 6 3 GB/s

I'm assuming the drives need to be formatted and partitioned in something Windows will recognize, does anyone have a link to a program that will let me do that via booting from a USB stick or something?

Also, boot time seems to have slowed down considerably, I thought the HDD might have been before the SSD in the boot order - but even after ensuring the SSD with the OS is being read first in the boot priority I'm seeing considerably slower boot times.

Halp, mah computer is giving me nightmares.
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  1. Sorry, it's been a while since I've had to do this - I got Windows to recognize the second SSD by going into Disk Management - but the HDD is not showing up under there, any ideas?
  2. Best answer
    Have you tried switching the controller type for the HDD in the BIOS? i.e. From AHCI to SATA, vice versa, etc.
  3. Try connecting HDD's on SATA 2 3GB/s.

    Here is a tutorial :
  4. Will start with lonewolf's recommendation than move to gmkos if I don't get results, I'll come back with what happens.
  5. OK, the problem has now changed. I updated the mobo's drivers directly from the website in case the chipset was out of date (no reason it should be) - so on reboot, Computer Management recognizes the Seagate - but the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is nowhere to be found!

    So I'm thoroughly confused.
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