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Hard drive not recognized in new build

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June 5, 2012 1:43:46 AM

I built a pc and everything seems to be working, except that the BIOS in my motherboard says no drive detected in all SATA ports except my optical disc drive even though I have an HDD. When I try to install Windows 7, it only shows a 3.9 GB unallocated space that can't be used to install the OS, my HDD is nowhere to be found. How can I get the HDD to be recognized so that I can install my OS and use the computer? I have an ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 motherboard and a Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD.

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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 2:11:15 AM

This must be a trivial question but can you confirm if both SATA data and power cables are properly connected?

Either the above case or the drive is busted.
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a c 1492 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 2:16:43 AM

Maybe it is connected to the third party SATA controller that you need to enable in BIOS! Or you can try a different connector.