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June 29, 2012 12:01:51 PM

Hello community,

I have the following problem, I just bought a Barracuda ST2000DM001 HDD - 2 Terrabyte ( Sata III ) and now I installed it and the bios doesn't detect it. ( I have another SATA-II HDD installed and if I connect the new one from Barracuda my old SATA-II isnt getting detected also )

I heard something of jumping down the SATA III HDD to SATA II, but I dont know how to do this and Im not even sure if my HDD have this Jumpers.

Do someone haves some pictures or a video tutorial for doing it ? Or maybe this isn't even the problem im not sure.

Components :
Motherboard : Asus P5Q SE2
CPU : Intel Core 2Duo E6750 2x2,66 ghz
RAM : OCZ 4 GB DDR2 Ram - 1066 MhZ Dual Channel
GPU : Ati Radeon HD 5770 ( CLUB 3D )
HDD : Samsung HD403LJ

Thanks in advance
Reliable

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a c 202 G Storage
June 29, 2012 12:03:04 PM

Are they recognized is disk management?
June 29, 2012 12:04:39 PM

No, they are not even being detected in BIOS, just my DVD-ROM...
And if I install the new HDD, I cant reach my windows anymore, because I cant take access to my old one.
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a c 202 G Storage
June 29, 2012 12:09:52 PM

You need to go to disk management not the device manager to find the drive.What shows in disk management?
June 29, 2012 12:35:02 PM

Nothing.
a c 353 G Storage
June 29, 2012 1:10:05 PM

May be a BIOS limitation, Not sure what P45 Bois Limitation is On size, But some of the OLDER Chipsets may have a 1TB limit.
Have you updated to the latest BIOS, I think it's Ver 0801 dtd 04/27/1010. NOT sure but this date may still pre-date >1TB drives.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5Q_S...
June 29, 2012 2:35:42 PM

Updated it, no difference.
June 29, 2012 3:44:12 PM

I think you guys didnt get my problem.
Its not about the 2 TB, its about that my computer doesnt even detect the HDD and not even my old HDD (SATA II)
if the new SATA III is related, so I cant even reach my windows or anything. I cant do anything then just enter bios and boot, but there isnt anything to boot expect my DVD-ROM which is useless without a HDD.
a c 353 G Storage
June 29, 2012 4:47:36 PM

I do understand, Your problem is that the BIOS is NOT recognizing the HDD during post.
Comments regarding "Reconginzing" the HDD in windows are not valid.

Your problem is One of two:
Either a Bios Limitation/problem, or a defective HDD.
The Link cin19 provided, indicates that the BIOS should see the drive, which leads me to think it's the drive.
I would Never have bought that drive based on the 1/2 egg reviews @ Newegg!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 544 G Storage
June 29, 2012 4:57:22 PM

Reliable said:
I think you guys didnt get my problem.
Its not about the 2 TB, its about that my computer doesnt even detect the HDD and not even my old HDD (SATA II)



In that case you most likely have a faulty motherboard.

Disconnect all drives, remove the battery from your motherboard and clear the CMOS.
Reinsert the battery, connect 1 of your drives and see if it is recognized in BIOS.

Your motherboard has 6 3Gb/s ports. Try your drive in all 6 ports.
If the drive is not recognized try your old drive in all 6 ports.

If both drives are still not being recognized your motherboard needs to be replaced.

June 29, 2012 7:22:21 PM

So far so good.... my old one is being recognized now when the new one is plugged. But the new one isnt !
a c 544 G Storage
June 29, 2012 8:00:26 PM

Reliable said:
So far so good.... my old one is being recognized now when the new one is plugged. But the new one isnt !



So you plugged your new drive into the same port that your old drive was being recognized in and it's still not being recognized?

June 29, 2012 8:10:21 PM

Tried every port tried every SATA cable I have at home... did like 10 CMOS resets, nothing changed.
The HDD also gives odd voices. It cracks whole time.
a c 544 G Storage
June 29, 2012 8:15:26 PM

Well if your old drive works then the issue is not your motherboard, it's your new drive.
Get it exchanged or rma it.
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