SATA Controller Issues with New HDD

Ok, So I have a new WD 640GB SATA Drive and Windows is not seeing it at all. I could use a hand here. Let me tell you what I HAVE done so I do not waste anyone's time.

Current Setup:

CPU: DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2800 MHz (14 x 200) 5400+
Motherboard: DFI LANParty DK 790FX-M2RS
Motherboard Chipset: AMD 790FX, AMD Hammer
System Memory: 4096 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)

Storage Controller: Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATARaid Controller 2 Channel
Disk Drive ST3320620AS (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Disk Drive WDC WD1600YS-01SHB1 (153 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 (465 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC WD6400AAKS-65A7B0 (596 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive ATAPI iHAS120 6 SCSI CdRom Device
Optical Drive OZ0993X XWP556H SCSI CdRom Device

C: (NTFS) 20480 MB (6085 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 278.1 GB (256.7 GB free)
E: (NTFS) 400.0 GB (30.9 GB free)
F: (NTFS) 196.2 GB (132.6 GB free)
G: (NTFS) 465.8 GB (156.8 GB free)
H: (NTFS) 153.4 GB (39.1 GB free)
Total Size 1513.4 GB (622.1 GB free)

As you can see, I have 4 HDD Hooked up to the MoBo via the boards onboard SATA connectors, and then I have a Silicon Image PCI SATA Card that I have the DVD Burner hooked up to. I hooked the NEW WD 640GB drive up to this controller card as well on the 2nd port, but Windows is NOT recognizing it. Any idea why? Initially I thought, "Bad Controller Card", but the DVD Burner is functioning perfectly off of this card. So Why is the HDD Not recognized? It does not show up in Windows Explorer, Acronis Disk Director, Windows Disk Management nor in Everest.

I really could use some of the expertise here in guiding me towards a solution. I hope I was thorough enough in my explanation and description of setup and changes. SATA Configuration is already enabled in BIOS, as ALL drives on this machine are SATA, DVD Burner included. The controller card has the proper drivers loaded already, as it has controlled a drive before, and is controlling the DVD Burner now.

I cannot initialize it in Disk Management, as it Does not show up at all to do so. The new hdd does not show up on the controller card, but when hooked directly to the MoBo it shows in BIOS and Windows just fine. So Now I have a dilemma, I cannot afford another MoBo right now, and I have 5 HDD's and 4 SATA ports on board. So I need to find a GOOD but affordable SATA Controller card for using with my HDD. Anyone have any recommendations? Or maybe I am looking in the wrong direction. Is there another option I am not seeing?

As a side note, I DO NOT WANT A RAID SETUP. NO RAID. I just want SATA Access to my SATA Hardware.
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  1. Try Ide mode.

    Why dont you get rig of thos little slow drives and get a few big fast ones.

    Looks to me like you got plenty of space without the new drive.
  2. what roadrunner said. try ide mode. that should fix it all.
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