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#1 Landob

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hello Everyone i am new here at this forum. How is everyone?

I just got a new 3TB drive. I am building a NAS device and when i stuck it in a computer that i have off to the side. When i boot up the computer i get an error:
"Drive 0 not found" which on the motherboard it is the hard drive. So i switch the SATA port and does same thing but just now it says port 2. Any suggestions what this could be. I am trying to find another cable to test to see if its the cable. But its a brand new drive.

I tried different cable and that did not work.

I went into the BIOS and enabled AHCI and the hard drive is in slot 0.
After me enabling i went back into BIOS and it is showing under SLOT 0 Capacity unknown.
I had a hard drive in there before and was working fine but the drive in there was way to small for what i want to do.
I am lost on why this is happening. Can anyone please help. I been working on this for days and not getting any answers.
The computer is a Dell Optiplex 960. Like i said it was a computer sitting on the side and i want to use it for a network storage.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

i am just wondering if the motherboard cant support that much

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

Is this drive...the boot drive...and only has a single partition reflecting the entire drive space?

Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives PCWorld - http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3tb_hard_drives.html

Why Partition My Hard Drive - http://www.acronis.com/resource/solutions/partitioning/2005/why-partition-my-hdd.html

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