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Only 1 HDD recognized by bios

Last response: in Storage
August 24, 2012 12:46:30 PM

First, here's my setup:
Asus Sabertooth 55i motherboard
Intel i5 Lynnfield processor (4 cores @ 2.8ghz)
12gb RAM (1600mhz, DDR3)
ATI Radeon HD6770 (1gb)
128gb Adata SSD main drive
500gb Seagate storage (previously main drive)

Last night I unplugged the HDD, installed the SSD, then installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. The install went smoothly (and FAST!) and I was able to boot into Windows without problem. When I plugged the HDD back in, only the SSD was recognized in the bios boot order and when I get into Windows, the HDD is not recognized. If I unplug the SSD, the opposite is true... I'm not quite sure where to go from here, but I'm getting the feeling it's something stupid and small that I've missed. Any ideas?

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a c 157 G Storage
August 24, 2012 12:52:07 PM

Is it recognized in disc management?
August 24, 2012 12:59:47 PM

Nope, not recognized in disc management at all.
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a c 157 G Storage
August 24, 2012 1:04:06 PM

Did you recheck the connections.
August 24, 2012 1:08:42 PM

Yeah, I made sure they're properly seated.
a c 157 G Storage
August 24, 2012 1:12:08 PM

Do you have another sata connection to try it on?
August 24, 2012 1:12:41 PM

I didn't really think of it until now, but could it be because the SSD is plugged into the SATA_01 on the jMicron controller (used for Drive Xpert and/or Super Speed features) and the HDD SATA_02?