I am building my computer and having one slight problem. I am using one SSD and one HDD, both SATA. The computer detects both on boot up and in the device manager, but when I go to access it in My Computer it's not there. I have enabled all SATA ports in the bios and still nothing. I've also switched cables around and tried connecting them too different SATA ports. Any ideas?
Please clarify 'My Computer it's not there'? If you are indeed accessing Windows 'Device Manager' then clearly you're booting into Windows. Use the Intel SATA Ports, if your SSD is SATA3 then use the SATA3 port closest to the MOBO's PCB, and the HDD, DVD, etc on the SATA2 ports.
If you can Boot into Windows and the SSD OS Drive 'disappears' occasionally then I would look at the registry, Start = 3 in AHCI is incorrect an loads the wrong drivers, it 'should be' Start = 0; see -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD, and intend to use a second Western Digital hard drive as a media drive. When Windows boots up, the second hard drive isn't showing under My Computer. I see the SSD and the DVD drive, and nothing else. However, in the device manager, the HDD is there.