Having just major upgraded to the A8N32-SLI along with a Seagate Barracuda 200GB SATA HDD, i've encountered a problem whereby all the drive does it spin up all the time and isn't detected in the bios (ver 1205).
Did the drive arrive D.O.A or does the motherboard need some readjustment doing?
I've noticed that this mobo does seem to be a bit twitchy.
The mobo shouldn't need any tuning, I just added a SATA HDD to the same mobo last week and it detected fine. Have you checked to see if its detected in the device manager too, assuming you use windows?
The only thing you can do is try a different computer. That will eliminate the motherboard. Also another way is to buy a new hard drive from bb or cc or somewhere and just try it out. if it works you know the problem is the new hd, if it doesn'tyou know its the motherboard. also those stores have good return policy, I wouldn't recommend telling them why you are buying it though .
Thanks for everyone's help, I definitely think the hard drive was D.O.A as tried it with a friends pc and you can here it spinning but is not being detected (i've noticed this HDD gets very hot) going back today.