Sata hdd not recognized by BIOS


I just assembled the following components:
1. ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard
2. AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
3. CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
4. XFX HD-679X-ZRFC Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
5. CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

bios version is 0813

BIOS is not recognizing the following hdd:
Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

a dvdrw is recognized in all/any of the sata ports.

I tired connecting the sata hdd through the case plugs for data and power, as well data aand power using MB cables. Neither way makes a difference. It's a new build, win7 pro 64 won't recognize the drive either(tried using OS install and searching for drivers to load a drive as well).

Any ideas? Think hdd is toast(I currently don't have another comp to test this drive in)?
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  1. Try maxblast 5.0, a free download for seagate drives. It can prep and clone drives. Also go to windows device manager. At the top right, there's a tiny icon that you can click on to detect new plug and play devices. Boot up into windows with an old drive and connect the new drive while windows is running. Then download and install maxblast. Prep the drive as a boot device is that's what you prefer. Then clone it if desired. After cloning, your system will shutdown. Then select the one drive you prefer as the boot drive, and disconnect the other one. After you reboot and windows loads, connect the backup drive while windows is running. Windows should set it up as a secondary drive.
  2. Thanks for the reply.

    Turns out the drive was defective from manufacturer.

    I bought a different one which worked fine.

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