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I just added a Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB hard drive in my Dell 670 workstation and nothing happens. "My Computer" doesn't show that it even exists. The jumper connections are empty, could this be my problem?

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  • jimnmar3101 May 28, 2011

    I did go to disk management and all I saw there was my primary drive. I'm really starting to tink I got a bad one! I only have 2 drive busses on the mb and the primary drive is in one of them. This is strange to me because there are 3 hard drive bays.



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Does the drive make a sound when firing it up? I guess it has no power

try to connect a known good power cable eg from the CD



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  • jimnmar3101 May 28, 2011

    Thanks for the super quick response rene,

    I think I could hear it spinning intermittantly. i don't hear anything now. i never did hear any dreaded clicking sounds either. The drive feels warm after it's on for awhile so i assume it's getting power. I could check the voltages but because the drive is connected to the same wiring harness as the primary drive, I ruled it out as the cause.

  • rene May 28, 2011

    If its getting power then putting a drive letter to the drive in windows can be something you should check. Do you know how to do that?
    My PC right mouse button manage and then disk management. Tru to find you drive and add the next free character

    If you dont see the drive try another bus on the mainboard



  • rene May 29, 2011

    There are two bays but each holds two drives. One needs to be in slave mode!

  • jimnmar3101 Jun 24, 2011

    I got another one. Same thing! As far as the computer is concerned, the drive is still in its cardboard box!



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