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My system doesn't see 500GB HDD (SATA) (Seagate Barracuda)

I have successfully installed SATA300 TX2 plus controller into PCI slot and connected to it my new 500GB HDD. My system didn't see it. I rebooted it using simple mode and found it in administrator window. I started formatting the HDD in the simple mode and it took couple of hours. After the formation had finished this the system lost the HDD totally.


I am running:

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+


200GB and 300GB HDDs




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Re: My system doesn't see 500GB HDD (SATA) (Seagate...

Can you see this HD in:
Control Panel/System/Device Manager?
In Computer management?(Rt.Click My Computer/Manage/Disk management)? You can also format the disk here.

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I got a new SATA 500gb HDD but the motherboard wont detect it.

Access to your Bios Setup & configure the Bios settings.

Features Setup Page : This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.

CMOS SETUP UTILITY - Copyright (C) 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Features Setup
OnBoard Floppy Controller : Enabled
Serial Port1 Address 3F8/IRQ4 : Enabled
OnBoard IR Port : Disabled
Parallel Port Address : 378
Parrllel Port Mode : ECP
ECP Mode DMA Chnnel : DMA3
Parallel Port IRQ : IRQ7
OnBoard PCI IDE Controller : Both
: Enabled *(Make sure This is enabled)
Audio Device : Enabled
Modem Device : Auto
Ethernet Device : Enabled

If you have got a SATA III HDD, ie if it is a Western Digital Sata III you need to configure the jumpers to work with your older Sata interface port.(Only Sata 1 & 2 ports on your Mainboard Socket 478). As for Seagate Sata III HDD, the configuration is automatic.

If your 500GD HDD is not detected, try updating the BIOS!
A word of caution "Updating the Bios is not for the Novice" Do it at your own risk. Failure in updating the Bios may render your Mainboard useless.

Hope it helps.

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My motherboard P5KPL-CM sometimes does not detect my seagate Barracuda SATA HDD (500 GB) at all. plz advise.


Check your sata cable and try to use another sata slot and cable. Also check the power connection.


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My motherboard P5KPL-CM sometimes does not detect my seagate Barracuda SATA HDD (500 GB) at all. plz advise.

In this situation the you need to check the IDE or SATA connector. I have already experience this problem before I tried to replace the IDE cable and I will fix it. Replace the IDE or SATA cable with a new one and make your HDD first boot to your BIOS.


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M/b cannot recognize SATA HDD

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Dear Fried its possible.. Go the Boot Menu at your BIOS ( For go the BIOS Press DEL at startup your system) there you may se Hard Disk Priority Option. There you can change Hard disk Priority... you may need setup your sata as first one..


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My hdd sata is not detected by motherboar.

brohter you should chek you r hardisk and then check ram GOD WILLING YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE RIGHT IM RIAZ AHMED BROHI FROM PAKISTAN PLEASE EMAIL

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For installation of sata h. drive

ad8d69d.jpgif u can open the cpu cabinet, check on the motherboard if u have a slot as shown in the left picture.. if it has, then u can connect the sata hard disk. if not ur motherboard only has ide connectivity.

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Promise SATA300 TX2 Plus PCI controller card compatibility

Southbridge shouldn't matter as that is the controller for audio.
As the supported intel chipset is listed there should be no conflicts.

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Your motherboard does NOT support SATA drives, without an added SATA controller. It does support PATA drives, such as the Samsung SP2514N and the Seagate PATA drive you listed, as well as any other PATA drive. A PATA drive may be referred to as PATA, IDE, ATA100, ATA133, or even ATA66, but not SCSI, Ultra320, U320, or SATA, SATA II, SATA100, SATA300, etc.

The Seagate drives are easy to identify, their model number ends in AS if it is a SATA drive, and just A if it is a PATA drive.

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