I am newly registered, but a frequent observer of the forums.
I am having an issue with my newly installed Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s - ST1000DM003. I checked BIOS, and I see the drive under the "Speeding HDD", but that is the only place I can see it...so, it is being read, and has power to it.
I loaded up my PC, and when I went to Computer Management>Disk Management - it does not show my new 1TB drive. It on shows my OS (Windows 7) Drive (WD 320GB). I even did a "rescan" and still nothing is popping up.
I have tried another WD 250GB hard drive, and I am unable to get that to read too. So, could this possibly be a Motherboard (ASUS Maximus III Formula) issue? How am I able to check my MB to determine if the SATA port on that is good or not? I am thinking it is the MB, due to the fact that both drives do not show (can't imagine both drives being defective). I do have another Barracuda 1TB still in the original package, but if it's the MB, I don't want to open that one up yet.
I am at a loss, and have been searching the forums all day, and have had no luck.
Any information you could supply would be appreciated, and if there's any other information you need from me, please let me know, and I can post them as soon as I can.
Shut off the computer, Unplug the OS Drive SATA cable and plug it into the Seagate. Boot with the windows install disk/usb. Can you see the Seagate listed when selecting a partition? If so, then that one port works fine.
Shut down again but this time use a different SATA port and the OS drive. Can you boot up?