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The bios does not see the Western Digital Caviar SE16 500gb drive after I plug it in...what could be going on? Is there a power setting I don't have correct?

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Hi, on the rear of the drive there are a series of pins with a small plug coveing two; you need to remove the pin and alter the placement for either, master or slave depending on what you are using the drive for; you will see a small diagram telling you where to place the plug. Hope this helps

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