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Motherboard only picking up certain hard drives?

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Last response: in Motherboards
September 19, 2012 4:12:12 PM

My motherboard will only pick up a certain HD, which was the original one I had when I built the computer ~2008. No other drives (WD Caviar Green/Black) will even be picked up the Bios, but a Hitachi Deskstar will.

This is the mobo

All of the drives are connected via SATA cable.

Again it will only pick up the Hitachi drive, no other one, even a Seagate.

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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 19, 2012 4:50:39 PM

[SATA 4][SATA 5][SATA 6]
[SATA 1][SATA 2][SATA 3]

Couple things, first use SATA 1-4 ports and second if you mean they're not showing up in Windows then I assume they're unformatted.

Open the Widows Disk Management and see if they're listed, and if they're new then click on the drive(s) and Label/Format and use MBR; my preference is to uncheck Quick Formatting and the drives are formatted in the much longer Full Formatting.