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HDD showing in BIOS, not in Windows?

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD installed in a new build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792

Drive is showing up in the BIOS but when Windows 7 loads up I get nothing.

This is mainly planned to be a storage drive. I am booting off a SSD and I also have an eSATA external drive (2TB) showing up just fine in Windows.

I thought these SATA drives were pretty much plug and play? Is there something I am missing I need to do in order to get this drive showing up in Windows 7?

Originally I had the drive plugged into the Intel 3 Gb/s SATA port. When that didn't work I moved it to a Marvel 6 Gb/s SATA port I had open (2 Marvel ports with nothing on them).

My board is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131753

Thanks for any direction. Just looking at ideas or does this mean I have a dead drive and need to RMA it or?
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  1. Big Jeff said:
    I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD installed in a new build.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792

    Drive is showing up in the BIOS but when Windows 7 loads up I get nothing.

    This is mainly planned to be a storage drive. I am booting off a SSD and I also have an eSATA external drive (2TB) showing up just fine in Windows.

    I thought these SATA drives were pretty much plug and play? Is there something I am missing I need to do in order to get this drive showing up in Windows 7?

    Originally I had the drive plugged into the Intel 3 Gb/s SATA port. When that didn't work I moved it to a Marvel 6 Gb/s SATA port I had open (2 Marvel ports with nothing on them).

    My board is:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131753

    Thanks for any direction. Just looking at ideas or does this mean I have a dead drive and need to RMA it or?


    If it shows up in device manager:
    go to computer management. Don't remember where exactly but if you search for in when you press windows it will come up.
    Go to Disk Management.
    Your drive will be there, assign it a drive letter (right click then go to Change Drive Letter and Path)
    You may have to format it (right click > Format, use default settings)
    If it doesn't show up in device manager:
    I don't know for sure. May be a malfunction
  2. Go to the Storage ... General Discussion forum and check out Wyoming Knott's sticky at the top:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-installed-disk-system

    Probably what you need it his Step 5.
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    Paperdoc said:
    Go to the Storage ... General Discussion forum and check out Wyoming Knott's sticky at the top:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-installed-disk-system

    Probably what you need it his Step 5.


    Step 5 was exactly what I needed. New 2TB (actually 1.81 TB) storage drive up and running.

    Thanks.
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