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2tb harddisk not recognized by bios

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February 14, 2010 12:45:15 PM

Hello, I have got a MSI x58 platinum motherboard, with a Hitachi 2TB harddisk, BIOS version 3.6. My problem is that the harddisk is not detected by the BIOS. There is no newer BIOS version, so I don't know what to do. Anyone has got a solution for this problem? Thanks in advance.
a c 217 V Motherboard
February 14, 2010 12:52:02 PM

Are you absolutely sure that the hard disk is good?
February 15, 2010 2:53:29 PM

GhislainG said:
Are you absolutely sure that the hard disk is good?


Hi there, I don´t know any other way how to check it, if it is good.
I can feel that something inside is spinning and I don´t hear any strange noises.
I also tried to connect it to different SATA connectors on the motherboard and with different SATA cables.
When I connect a 500GB disk to the same connector and with the same cable, the 500 GB disk is recognized imediately.
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a c 217 V Motherboard
February 15, 2010 3:15:02 PM

Your motherboard should definitely support the new hard disk. Can you download diagnostics from Hitachi to test it? As far as I'm concerned, it's defective.
a c 234 V Motherboard
February 15, 2010 3:22:16 PM

Have you contacted MSI??

I know for my EVGA X58 motherboard, I would need to update my BIOS to support a 2TB hard drive. Maybe, MSI hasn't updated their BIOS to begin supporting a 2TB drive.
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