My dad got a new workstation and it came with two seagate cheetah 10,000rpm drives so I got one off of him for $25.
I hooked it up in my computer that currently has 1 hdd and one dvdrw drive and the new drive isnt detected.
What could be going wrong? I have power and I have the sata cable attached. I have taken the power and sata cable from my primary hard drive and hooked it up to the new drive by itself and its still not detected by the bios.
I have tried multiple sata ports on my mobo, the Asus P5k-e. There are red ports and black ports and ive tried both.
So I did a few searches and discovered that you can get cheap stuff to use these on ebay, but all of these topics were a few years old and talking about really small drives. This drive is 146gb, is there a way to do this for $50 or so? This is a pretty nice drive and I dont know what to do with it if I dont use it. I seems like it would be perfect to load vista and some games on.