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Bios recognizes both hard-drives, windows 7 only recognizes one

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May 25, 2011 1:17:30 AM

New system set-up, installed 2 drives using SATA cables. BIOS recognizes both. When i get to windows it only recognizes a single drive. It was my understanding that master/slave was not necessary when using SATA. What am I doing wrong?
May 25, 2011 1:26:54 AM

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Recognized Drive: Solid State Vertex 3 120GB - going to be used for operating system and programs
Bios Recognized, but not Windows 7 - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1T for data and files

Both are connected using 6.0 SATA to an ASUS P8P67 Pro Board
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May 25, 2011 1:28:01 AM

You are correct in that SATA drives do not need the 'master/slave' jumpers.

Format the new drive NTFS and re-boot. Make sure that the SATA port that the new drive is plugged into, is activated.
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May 25, 2011 3:06:08 AM

Best answer selected by frugalfish.
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May 25, 2011 4:01:26 PM

Thank you!
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