Asus P6X58D Premium BIOS won't register Wester Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX

I can see the HDD in windows but it never registers in BIOS. What are the implications of this? I want to set it up in SATA III but it's in SATA II right now. I can see my Intel SSD in BIOS. The OS is loaded on the SSD. I want to use the HDD for storage. I saw a similar thread but it never came up with an answer
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  1. Make sure that they're plugged into the white SATA III ports.
    I don't have the same MB, but do have the -E version which close to yours.
    I plugged my 2 WD 1 TB blacks with the SATA III cable ( don't know if there really is a difference or not)
    & they came up as SATA III. I still have yet to load an OS yet; just waiting on my SSD.

    I do remember about reading that it wants to install the OS on a SATA III channel over SATA II.
    I'm guessing that you put the SSD on one of the SATA II channels?

    You might want to check for a driver update for the RAID controller.


    JD


    wanderjahr said:
    I can see the HDD in windows but it never registers in BIOS. What are the implications of this? I want to set it up in SATA III but it's in SATA II right now. I can see my Intel SSD in BIOS. The OS is loaded on the SSD. I want to use the HDD for storage. I saw a similar thread but it never came up with an answer
  2. I found this while looking for some info:

    http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/WD1002FAEX-only-being-detected-by-controller-as-SATA-II/m-p/44322/highlight/true#M2284


    http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20100521143227781&board_id=1&model=P6X58D-E&page=2&count=16

    It appears that it's a firmware bug on the HDD & not the MB.
    I just received my OEM drives Friday from New Egg & they don't appear to be affected (at least one of them that is).


    JD
  3. I just finished my new build with the install of of Win 7 64 bit Ultimate.
    I had the same problem, then I did some more reading on the net.
    Win 7 will not recignise the drives until they are properly initialized.
    click on start tab & search for "Administrative Tools"
    found here:
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools

    then click on computer management
    then under "storage" in the left hand pane
    click disc management.

    That should be able to see your drives.
    then just right click on each drive for further options.

    I went with a striped array.


    JD
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