My computer will not recognize this drive at all! It won't even register in the BIOS. However if I unplug the the SATA power cable and plug it in when the computer is up it will work- If I put in a disc it will recognize it and install the driver, at this point the drive is fully operational however on reboot- its gone again.
I thought I had a bad drive so I RMA'd it and got another one, same issue. So far, I have restored my computer to an earlier date- have deleted the upper and lower limits in my CDROM registry. Have tried different SATA ports and different power cables (even swapping with HDD) to no avail. Even went to device manager and updated drivers for all IDE/SATA ports. My old optical drive works fine.
I'm using an AMD2 chipset w/ 8gb RAM megatrend BIOS dated 4/24/09. OS is windows 7.
Should I RMA the second one and try a new brand? I'm losing my hair.