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My new 500GB WD SATA internal hard drive isn't recognised

I have just bought a 500GB WD SATA internal hard drive and have connected it to my MSI MS-6741 (K8TM-ILS) Motherboard but, although the drive spins up, my system does not see it. SATA on BIOS is enabled but it does not register as a new device. Do I need a driver? If so what sort and where from? Paul

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  • phalliwell Nov 19, 2009

    Nope, no disc. Can I download from the WD site?

  • phalliwell Nov 23, 2009

    Thanks for your comment Phil but my drive didin't have a disc with it when I bought it from Dabs. Any thoughts on how to get hold of one now?

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Paul: Usually the drives come with a disk/cd from WD. Did you use this to format the drive?

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    Philip Frye Nov 19, 2009

    I believe you can! Burn it to a CD after you down load and keep it for future use.
    Blessings,
    A/V Media Guy


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