Hmm, Hard to say. I think you've done a lot here, and still no luck. Where did you get the HDD from? you may just have a bad HDD. So, BIOS is up to date. SATA data cable is new. you have tried all the SATA ports on the motherboard. If your running Vista, you should be fine, I just setup a 1TB HDD yesterday, and no problem. My only thought is that it's a bad HDD, so you need to RMA(return) it. Maybe try a WD Caviar Green?? Hope that helps.
I had a problem with a WD Black Caviar on Gigabyte . The controller was not working right. After doing a test and generating a health report in Windows vista. The disk queue length trasfer is 2. It caused video card to crash in direct 10x. So I returned the whole computer. I will never use gigabyte motherboard again.
Hey guys, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and am trying to install a WD Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA HDD but my bios is not recognizing the drive. I've tried every SATA cord (I have 5), even swapping cords with my primary drive, but still no luck. The drive is definitely powering on and spinning, but neither my Bios or Device Manager recognize it. I have an ASUS M3N78 PRO motherboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Hazer