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New Seagate 2TB sometimes recongized in BIOS.

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August 20, 2012 5:05:22 PM

Hello,

This is my first PC built and I have a MSI Z77A-GD65 mobo with a SSD plugged into SATA 1 and my seagate 2TB into SATA 2.

When I first booted it up the seagate did not recognized the drive but did recognize the SSD. So I though maybe I didn't have the SATA cable plugged in the whole way. Anyway I installed win7 64 on SSD and the seagate didn't show up in win7 either.

After trying a different SATA cable I was able to get the seagate HDD to recognize on SATA port 5 but it was 3.0 Ghz not 6.0 like the SATA 2 port. I rebooted and switched back to SATA 2 and it finally recognized in BIOS. When in windows I had to go to diskmanagement and reformat the seagate for it to recognize in windows. So I thought the problem was solved and I started installed a game on the seagate. Installed it and even play it a little. Later I shut down the PC and when it booted back up the seagate was not recognized again in BIOS or windows. After swapping back to SATA 5 I got it to recognize then back to SATA 2 (6.0 Ghz) and it recognized again. But when I boot down the PC and start up it does see the drive.

Do you guys think I need to reset the BIOS?? or do you think I have a bad seagate drive out of the box.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
August 20, 2012 5:08:53 PM

*After swapping back to SATA 5 I got it to recognize then back to SATA 2 (6.0 Ghz) and it recognized again. But when I boot down the PC and start up it does NOT see the drive.
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August 20, 2012 5:09:19 PM

Could be the drive, a SATA cable or you might need a BIOS update on your MSI mobo. Do you have an external SATA cable/power supply you can test the drive with?
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August 20, 2012 5:09:50 PM

NO i don't have an external SATA cable. I'm just wondering when I installed the mobo drivers the seagate was not recognized, maybe that has something to do with it??
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August 20, 2012 5:10:04 PM

Sounds like a mobo issue, do you have the latest BIOS?
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August 20, 2012 5:13:03 PM

I just used the disc that came with the Mobo I will try and download the latest BIOS.
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