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Both hard drives not recognized through sata II or sata III ports

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October 9, 2013 3:14:35 PM

Hey guys, this is sort of a long story but will provide the gist of my concerns at the end of this wall of text.

So, I have been experiencing serious problems with corrupted data in my hard drive even after formatting it so i decided to get a new one. Both are 2TB the orignal is WD and the new one is Seagate. Upon trying to install the new one, i was having issues with it being detected through all of my SATA ports. The orignal one was still working at the time. I tried different combinations of power cables and data cables but the new one continued to not be found. After a while I gave up and just put the orignal drive in SATA 1 where it came from and used the same power cable as well. Then that drive wasnt detected. So now I have two undetected 2TB hard drives. Im using a P7P55E LX MoBo. Ive been looking for answers for the past two days and finally decided to make a post here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


TL : DR version, My MoBo wont detect either of my 2 hard drives in any combinations of the SATA ports. Halp pls.
a c 462 V Motherboard
October 9, 2013 3:40:07 PM

is your motherboard bios updated to the last one?? P7P55D-E LX BIOS 1701
Fix RAID HDD size issue
there few hard drive fixes in the older bios updates.
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October 9, 2013 3:44:35 PM

smorizio said:
is your motherboard bios updated to the last one?? P7P55D-E LX BIOS 1701
Fix RAID HDD size issue
there few hard drive fixes in the older bios updates.


Thanks for the fast reply!

Im not sure the last time I updated my bios but the problem is I cant run Windows so i don't know how to get the updates. Is there anyway just through Bios and an internet connection I could update it?
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a c 462 V Motherboard
October 9, 2013 3:47:05 PM

most new motherboard have a built in bios updater all you need to do is copy the rom file to a usb stick...go into the bios under advance mode and go to bios updater. some newer mb have a f key you can hit at power on.
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October 9, 2013 3:50:34 PM

smorizio said:
most new motherboard have a built in bios updater all you need to do is copy the rom file to a usb stick...go into the bios under advance mode and go to bios updater. some newer mb have a f key you can hit at power on.


ok Ill try that, Im not sure if i have the drivers for the USB drive but im not sure if they are necessary. will update soon

update, all i could find was Asus O.C. Profile. I tried exploring that and it detected my usb drive. All of the directories where there but non of the ROM's where showing up. Am I in the right place?
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a c 462 V Motherboard
October 9, 2013 4:27:49 PM

it bad night hackers are doss everyone...
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October 9, 2013 4:47:05 PM

ok so, i updated bios to the most recent version. Howerver the 2 drives are still not found
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a c 462 V Motherboard
October 9, 2013 4:57:17 PM

try one drive with power and unplug the other to see if it a bad drive. plug the drive in anther pc run hdtune on it.
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October 9, 2013 5:05:26 PM

smorizio said:
try one drive with power and unplug the other to see if it a bad drive. plug the drive in anther pc run hdtune on it.


ok ill try using a different PC and see if it works,

Some more info tho, Im pretty sure neither drives are getting power becuase they don't make any noise and they dont vibrate. Ive tried using the power cable that the CD/DVD player uses and it still dosnt get any power(the cd/dvd drive works fine)
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a c 462 V Motherboard
October 9, 2013 6:31:05 PM

is the drive getting warm??? if it is then there a controller or power issue.
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October 10, 2013 9:10:46 AM

smorizio said:
is the drive getting warm??? if it is then there a controller or power issue.


Nope. They just sit there not getting any power. Its not that the drives are bad because the original one was working fine untill i tried it with different SATA ports. Notw it wornt work with the one it was in before
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a c 462 V Motherboard
October 10, 2013 1:42:54 PM

check the cable and sata port for bent pin. if there none sounds like something zapped the drive.
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