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Need help with my Western Digital Caviar Blue Internal Harddrive

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July 24, 2013 12:17:20 AM

I know this may sound silly but I need help installing this harddrive. This is my first PC built and I booted it up with everything fine except it seems the harddrive is not installed correctly. I think my problem lies with my power. I'm using the Seasonic m12 II and used the 6 pin modular Sata cable. Anyone know what my problem might be?
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July 24, 2013 12:25:48 AM

There are two cables on Sata drives. The smaller data cable and the larger l shaped power cable. Most new power supply's come with all Sata power r a mixed cable of Sata and molex plugs. On your mb guild look for the intel or amd six gig Sata port for the hard drive. The slower Sata ports plug in your cd rom drive. In the bios set the Sata ports to achi mde not raid or IDE.
If the drive is connected right it show up in the bios under hard driver.
Set your pc to boot from cd rom or USB stick and install windows.
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July 24, 2013 12:35:48 AM

smorizio said:
There are two cables on Sata drives. The smaller data cable and the larger l shaped power cable. Most new power supply's come with all Sata power r a mixed cable of Sata and molex plugs. On your mb guild look for the intel or amd six gig Sata port for the hard drive. The slower Sata ports plug in your cd rom drive. In the bios set the Sata ports to achi mde not raid or IDE.
If the drive is connected right it show up in the bios under hard driver.
Set your pc to boot from cd rom or USB stick and install windows.



This is the cable I used to connect the power supply into the harddrive
http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages/200911/seasonicX75...

And I plugged the smaller sata cable as well. I just don't understand what I am doing wrong. Bios does not show any sign of any harddrive of any sort, just my small usb bootable I'm using to install windows
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July 24, 2013 12:35:49 AM

smorizio said:
There are two cables on Sata drives. The smaller data cable and the larger l shaped power cable. Most new power supply's come with all Sata power r a mixed cable of Sata and molex plugs. On your mb guild look for the intel or amd six gig Sata port for the hard drive. The slower Sata ports plug in your cd rom drive. In the bios set the Sata ports to achi mde not raid or IDE.
If the drive is connected right it show up in the bios under hard driver.
Set your pc to boot from cd rom or USB stick and install windows.



This is the cable I used to connect the power supply into the harddrive
http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages/200911/seasonicX75...

And I plugged the smaller sata cable as well. I just don't understand what I am doing wrong. Bios does not show any sign of any harddrive of any sort, just my small usb bootable I'm using to install windows
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a c 125 G Storage
July 24, 2013 12:50:09 AM

What the Model of your mb so I can look to see what Sata ports are on it and the bios set up page. In the bios make sure te main Sata chipset set to achi mode.
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July 24, 2013 12:53:17 AM

Mobo is Asus P8Z77-V

Also I just checked in Bios, Sata is on AHCI
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a c 125 G Storage
July 24, 2013 12:58:24 AM

To rule ouT a bios bug.make sure your mb bios is close to the new bios 2003. If it close to 0803 or that bios it one of the older bios.
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July 24, 2013 1:06:41 AM

Your Mb like my asus sabertooth have acmedia six gig Sata data ports.
By default there turn off.you don't want to put your boot drive on them.
Looking at your mb the acmedia ports are the two next to the fan header plug. The intel six gig ports are next to the serial port on the bottom.
The four same color ports are intel 3G.
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