WD Caviar Black 1TB Not recognized by W7

I recently bought this new HDD:
This is my motherboard:

I plugged it in etc, turned my computer back on, and W7 isn't recognizing it on my computer. I have several other HDDs/SSDs in my computer that were recognized right after plugging them in. Did I do something wrong, or is there something else I am supposed to do?

I have it plugged in to one of the 3.0GB/s because the Marvell ports don't recognize anything.

Thanks so much in advance for the help.
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  1. Check if seen in BIOS! Here is a guide
    Is the marwell controller enabled?
  2. Best answer
    If all cables are firmly connected, and it is seen in BIOS, use the Control Panel menu to start Computer Managment and use disk management to initialize/format the new HDD, it should then be seen in My Computer.
  3. I just went in disk management and it showed up there, so I right clicked it and clicked "initialize" and now it says "Unallocated."

  4. now all you have to do is create a partition :)

    Right click -> New Simple Volume.
  5. Try using the another sata port of your motherboard, not the marvell ports.

    Edit: Just realized your drive was unallocated. +1 to nukemaster for creating a partition. Make sure the format is NTFS and the alignment at 4096.
  6. How do I create a partition so that it is allocated?
  7. should be a option when you right click the unallocated space.
  8. All in the guide linked above!
  9. Says this when i right click:
  10. Select new simple volume!
  11. That is correct, select new simple volume.
  12. Gonna sound dumb, but should i enable file and folder compression?
  13. No not really, you have a lot of space.
  14. Alright, got it working. Thanks for the help everyone. You guys are awesome!!
  15. Best answer selected by Revonav.
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