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September 22, 2012 11:14:41 PM

I just finished my first build. I have a new Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB plugged into my Asus Sabertooth Z77 sata 6 gbps port as my local drive(C). I have encountered a few problems. The HD shows in devices and printers. It also shows it as ejectable in my taskbar's system tray. I installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology from my motherboard's CD, but the software only shows my optical drive, which seems wrong. Also, Windows Experience Index rates this drive at 5.9, which seems low. Did I do something wrong when setting up this computer?

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September 22, 2012 11:22:13 PM

Did you use the brown or gray ports. the gray ones are connected to the another controller(ASmedia) and not the Intel one.

Ensure you are on the brown(top of all the SATA ports) ones.

WEI will always be 5.9 on ANY hard drive based system(in the details you will see its the hard drive score of 5.9), so don't worry about that.
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September 22, 2012 11:40:46 PM

That was exactly the problem. Just fixed it. Thank you very much!
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September 22, 2012 11:40:48 PM

Best answer selected by mathiascali.
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a c 160 G Storage
September 22, 2012 11:44:51 PM

Easy mistake to make when you are exited to get a new build up and running(bit of a hurry even) :) 

Enjoy the system.
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