Question about Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD SATA Hard Drive
I have bought my first SATA hard drive and installing it in my computer. I have a SOYO SY-KT600 Dragon Plus mobo. On boot up it does not show the drive has been recognized as well as windows does not recognize the drive. I don't see any place in the bios to change something to make it recognize it. I have the drive connected to the SATA port on the drive with a SATA cable and power is through a "legacy" ATA power plug. It also appears that there is supposed to be a jumper on pins 1 and 2 that is missing on my drive. Looking for help with this issue.
Hi, A couple of ideas: 1. There are 3 versions of this motherboard: Dragon Plus, V1.0 & V2.0, perhaps your BIOS needs an update to be able to recognize the new HD. This of course would require flashing; 2. There are two variations of a WD SATA hard drive: Serial ATA amd Serial ATA II; 3. Re Jumper settings: the eight-pin jumper block is only used to enable power management on the drive. There are no master/slave settings since there is only one drive per cable; 4. If you are fresh installing Windows on it, you need to press F6 when asked by the Windows Installer and follow on-screen instructions. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
Posted on Sep 17, 2007
WD 1TB sata II has jumper pins that reduce from 3 Gb/s to 1.5 Gb/s.
This fixed my problem with older M/board.
Seagate 1TB sata still isn't recognised and disables RAID.
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
Try the jumper on pins 5&6 for WD drives to 'slow' the data rate.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
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make sure that the leads are in there correct slots
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
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