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SATA HD not detecting in BIOS

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January 13, 2006 7:42:02 AM

Hi all, I'm building a PC for my g/f and this is the first time I've tried to install a SATA drive...

It's a WD800JD drive (80GB, 300MB/s SATA) and am having trouble getting it detected in the BIOS of an MSI K8MM-V mobo. The trouble is, it doesn't :cool:

I've tried lots of things already: using sata power, using legacy power, using different sata data cables, unplugging all other IDE devices, tried the drive on my old DFI NF2 Ultra AL mobo and also not getting detected.

Is there something I'm missing???

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January 13, 2006 7:51:27 AM

Is SATA enabled in the BIOS?
January 13, 2006 7:53:06 AM

Yes :p 
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January 13, 2006 8:25:44 AM

You have to DISABLE RAID MODE IN BIOS to make the drive detected by standard BIOS rather than RAID BIOS.

Yep, easy fix, and you get rid of that annoying RAID BIOS configurator.
January 13, 2006 8:46:17 AM

Umm, I don't think I saw an option for RAID mode, but I'll check it out and let you know.
January 14, 2006 4:27:43 AM

Okay, so I updated the BIOS, and that RAID option suddenly appeared (enabled by default) - I disabled it and now at least I see the HD light blinking. Also during post, the PC seems to hang for about a minute or so ...but alas, it still doesn't pick up the HD :( 
January 14, 2006 5:21:48 AM

Solved! I had to set a jumper on the HD to operate in 150MB/s mode - stupid thing didn't even come with jumpers...
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