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WD 1TB not connecting :( HELP PLEASE...


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#1 liquidmonkey

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

hey!
just bought a WD1001FALS 1TB (caviar black) drive and after plugging in the SATA connector and power, the computer is not making it past the part where it asks you if you want to enter SATAraid utility which is even before the BIOS screen comes up :thumbsup:

this is how it looks...
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SiI 3112A SATARaid BIOS Version 4.2.27
Press (ctrl s) or F4 to enter the RAID Utility

WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B _ (the cursor is just here blinking waiting for something, but what?)
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i can't get into BIOS or even to the WINDOWS screen.
there are NO JUMPERS in the drive and it is connected to an earlier SATA connector that had a 200 gig drive.

the only thing i could think of if this drive somehow is requiring a whole bunch of power that is not on my power supply but that really can't be it can it???
OR did i get a brick right off the bat???
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HDD Total = F I V E TB!!

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Is this SIL controller on the motherboard...or did you install a PCI card?

Probably need to check your BIOS settings, if the RAID/SATA controller is part of the motherboard.

A blinking cursor at that stage...I would take to indicate a problem recognizing the drive. I would check the connections.

Actually...I'd remove the drive and just go into the BIOS to confirm that the proper settings are in effect...and that the drive is properly recognized there.

The RAID should not be activated and I believe your SATA settings should reflect something analogous to "IDE simulation"...in effect, you are telling the BIOS/system to treat the SATA drive as an IDE drive...at least, for boot purposes right now.

Motherboard manufacturer and model...or system manufacturer and model?

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Edit: If you make changes in the BIOS, be sure to save such (F10).

Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2009 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:07 PM

i've been able to hot swap the 1TB drive 'in' and get it to format which is awesome!!
also found some instructions how to solve the booting problem which still happens but it involves flashing my BIOS which i've never done before :thumbsup:

can any1 offer advice as to what i should do BEFORE i try and flash my BIOS??
the instructions are here...

http://www.technutopia.com/forum/showthread.php?p=85624
win7 Ultimate 64bit
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HDD Total = F I V E TB!!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:27 PM

Don't do it.

What do you think you will accomplish by flashing your BIOS?

A booting situation...should not require a BIOS update to solve, IMO.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

ok, after literally 3 hours of googling and trying different things i cannot get my PC to boot from my USB stick and load DOS :thumbsup: i feel like a total retard :flowers:

was directed to this thread to help with the 1TB drive problem...

http://www.technutopia.com/forum/showthread.php?p=85624

i'm using a KINGSTON TRAVELLER 1gig USB drive to try and get into DOS so i can flash the BIOS.

have followed the instructions on making a USB stick bootable (hp format tool) and have confirmed in dos that the 'command.com' and other 2 files are present.
tried formatting the USB as FAT and as FAT32 but no luck.

the computer goes through the motions of loading BIOS, the the RAID text comes up, then the VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA comes up and stops at DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT YOUR ASS INTO THE CD-ROM AND PRESS ENTER!!!

have gone into BIOS to set the boot order as USB-FDD, USB-HDD, USB-ZIP and even tried USB-CDROM but still no DOS :trumpet:

do i need to take out the hard drive(s) from BIOS?
does OS/2 onboard memory need to be enabled?
any ideas as to what the problem is?
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HDD Total = F I V E TB!!

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:37 AM

someone else mentioned this, and Im going to repeat it because I had a smilar issue, disconnect the drive, go into the bios, and set it to run the sata drives under IDE simulation, then save the settings, turn the computer off, reinsert the drive, and see what happens.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:02 AM

just a quick update!
ended up getting 5 different kinds of USB sticks and finally one of them worked after i made it bootable!
the 1TB drive is recognized every time now, wooohooo!!

thanks for all the suggestions!!
win7 Ultimate 64bit
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Intel Core i7 920 with Xigmatek HDT-S1283
ASUS P6T WS PRO
12gigs of OCZ Gold XTC Triple Channel 6x2gig DDR3 1333MHz PC10600
XFX Nvidia GTX 260 core 216
Corsair TX750W
Cooler Master 690
HDD Total = F I V E TB!!




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