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Bios can't find my new SATA HDD


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#1 Jaruotsa

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:10 PM

Hi,

I just bought a new Seagate 7200.11 500GB SATA2 32MB HDD and I installed it to the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe MoBo.
When I go into the BIOS it won't detect it the new drive.
I installed same time new SATA CD/DVD burner and that works fine, all though BIOS doesn't detect that either so I can't select that as a secondary boot device. Thats not a probelem sine I have another IDE CD/DVD RAM which I can boot from if needed.

I have read somewhere that I would need a third party BIOS but I don't know what and where.

I have swapped the SATA devices but still the HDD won't work but the burner does, so the SATA is functional in both connections.

Also the jumper on the HDD is set to 1,5 G b/s

My master HDD is IDE.

Could someone please help me I'm running out of space from my primary drive.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I would check the connections first.

Is your BIOS setup to reflect a RAID? Is a RAID enabled in the BIOS? If so, disable it. If not that, then I would suspect some other BIOS setting is at work.

You have 2 SATA ports.

The SATA jumper is OK, that board only supports 1.5 speed, not 3.0.

Have you removed connections for both SATA devices...and then tried attaching/recognizing them one at a time?

If nothing else, I would attach the SATA hard drive first...see if that's properly detected...then add the SATA optical drive. Your SATA ports should be numbered on the motherboard...I would attach the hard drive to port 0, the optical to port 1.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:08 AM

Your not going to find it. Seagate is having BIG problems with all 7200-11 hard drives. It's all over the net for about 3 weeks now.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:16 AM

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/self...sp?DocId=207931
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1098793&cid=26542735
http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board?board.id=ata_drives
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128092
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128514

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:29 AM

Hi :flowers:.

I would check the connections first.

Is your BIOS setup to reflect a RAID? Is a RAID enabled in the BIOS? If so, disable it. If not that, then I would suspect some other BIOS setting is at work.

You have 2 SATA ports.

The SATA jumper is OK, that board only supports 1.5 speed, not 3.0.

Have you removed connections for both SATA devices...and then tried attaching/recognizing them one at a time?

If nothing else, I would attach the SATA hard drive first...see if that's properly detected...then add the SATA optical drive. Your SATA ports should be numbered on the motherboard...I would attach the hard drive to port 0, the optical to port 1.

Louis


I have checked all ghe cables cross and they are fine. Also I have tried to use either of the SATA conneciton with no luck.
Also the jumper is in 1.5 G slot.


Your not going to find it. Seagate is having BIG problems with all 7200-11 hard drives. It's all over the net for about 3 weeks now.


If I only knew this last week I wouldn't have bought Seagate :thumbsup:

So I'm pretty much SOL here

Edited by Jaruotsa, 25 January 2009 - 09:32 AM.


#6 Jaruotsa

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:18 AM

Somehow I was able to get that detected by Windows and was able to format it.

It works fine now but still BIOS doesn't detect it.

When bootted up the RAID utility detects it (it did that in the beginning also) but it's not able to format it regardless. This doesn't matter since I don't need RAID anyways.

I'm now wondering how I can update the new firmware to the HDD since I would think that BIOS needs to see it

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:29 AM

I've never seen a firmware reference for a hard drive...what makes you think that you have to update anything if the components are working as they should?

FWIW: If you are using your RAID controller, which normally has it's own BIOS, then any drives attached might not be reflected on the primary BIOS screen. It's hard for me to tell with the data/info you have provided.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:13 AM

Well based on these links I should be at least a little worried since my hard drive falls into the problem serial number range

http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/self...sp?DocId=207931
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1098793&cid=26542735
http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board?board.id=ata_drives
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128092
http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128514

I don't think I'll try to flash the new firmware to my drive since it's working OK now, I'll cross that bridge when/if it fails




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