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Can't get SATA hard drive to work

The motherboard won't detect my new sata wd hard drive.

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Make sure the jumper switches are correct on the hard drive i:e master or slave,perhaps computer select (cs)

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Gigabyte GA-8I915ME-G Motherboard + 1 TB WD HDD


Insert the SATA and Power connector, enter the BIOS and ensure that SATA 2.0 controller is enabled.

Now boot into Windows and click control panel.
Double click Administrative tools and double click Computer Management.
Left on screen: Select Disk Management under the heading, storage.

Here is where the hard drive should be detected. If not present click action, followed by refresh.

Now select your new drive and format it using NTFS.

Take care!
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We cannot seem to load win XP on DG43NB motherboard with SATA drives. Is there a way to do so?


The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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I am not able to detect sata hard disk in msi mother board


Your model K8MM-V motherboard does not have a SATA controller only IDE disk controllers and therefore it cannot detect a SATA hard drive.
To install a SATA hard drive on this motherboard you need to purchase a PCI SATA disk controller and install it on the PCI expansion slot and then attach the SATA hard disk to this SATA controller.

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Brand new Seagate barracuda 500GB SATA hdd not detected


http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/downloads/firmware/ http://atulchitnis.net/files/seagate.pdf

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Sata hdd not detected


Yes, go into the bios and make sure that SATA is turned on. Sometimes with motherboards that have two ide controllers the SATA is turned off by default. Also another thing to check is whether the motherboard is SATA I or SATA II. If it is SATA I then change the jumper on the hard drive to peg back to SATA I. Your new hard drive is SATA II and the motherboard may not support it.

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Switching from 40GB IDE HDD to 500GB SATA HDD. SATA won't boot.


Hi there
No there is no need to change any jumpers on a sata drive, go into the bios settings and tell the bios to boot from the western digital drive only.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!!

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HDD Installation


Hi gravni,
The bios (MUST see the drive). If the bios does not see the drive neither will windows!
The down below port (as you mentioned) is for IDE devices. IDE1 by name. Use your ATA IDE port for the slower IDE drives or cd-rom drives. (This board does not have a second IDE port).
If the WD drive is a SATA drive connect it to the SATA 2 port. See your manual. Go to page 1-4.
As show in this pic below.


2711d19.jpg Is the WD 500Gb drive SATA or IDE?
It's suggested when adding a new drive into a working system, the user should setup the drive by using the manufactures guide. Click on this link & download WD's pdf file:
http://www.wdc.com/en/library/sata/2079-001042.pdf
You mentioned the drive is hot. This only means it is running.
Include in this post the model number of your WD drive? So I can check the specs.

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Find the SATA Driver for the Hard Drive. It has to be installed first.

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SATA drive not detected in BIOS and windows does not boot up


i have same problem with WD 250GB sata HDD. with same bord K8V-MX,  i all reday update BIOS with 0502 version.

plz plz plz help me.
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If the SATA drive is operating in 3.0 Gbps mode and your motherboard can only support 1.5 Gbps mode, the drive will not be detected in BIOS or XP. Try jumpering the drive to SATA 1.5 Gbps mode. The label on your hard drive should indicate which pins should be shorted to achieve this setting; if not, look up your particular model on WD's website to find the manual.

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