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#1 maranatha

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:20 PM

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I'm trying to add a second hard drive to my system, it's a WD SATA 360GB HDD. I have tried it into two different bays but my BIOS nor my windows7 see's it and I can't seem to figure out why.

I'm running windows7 64bit pro. my MB is a intel DP67BG and my main HDD is a 3TB drive.

 

Any help to figure out why my machine or BIOS is not seeing it would be great.

 

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:55 AM

Is this a new drive? I don't think 360GB HDDs are sold directly from stores nowadays. Can you confirm that this drive is working beforehand if it is not new?


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:22 PM

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Yes it is an older drive and it was working the last time I used it.

I had it in my old windows xp machine and had windows xp with a windows7 up grade installed on it.

 

If you think it's not being seen because it is a old HDD, I'll just buy a new HDD.

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

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Yes it is an older drive and it was working the last time I used it.

I had it in my old windows xp machine and had windows xp with a windows7 up grade installed on it.

 

If you think it's not being seen because it is a old HDD, I'll just buy a new HDD.

 

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Not necessarily, I have an older one (basing on the capacity) and it works just fine.

Before you buy a new one, please consider these tips first.

 

1. Check the power cables, and the SATA/IDE connector. Make sure that these cables are working. You can confirm this by attaching these cables to a working HDD.

2. Check the HDD itself, like above, this time attach it to a working cable.

3. Do you hear any weird sounds on the HDD? If there are odd buzzing, or clicking chances are, your HDD is dead.

4. Do you have enough power to deliver  to the other HDD? Please check if your PSU can handle another Hard Disk.

 

If after all these and the HDD is still not detected, well you might think of buying a new one.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

Hi Zerue

OK, tried to use the disk with my main disk cable and get a message "No bootable device"

 

So the HDD must be shot. I'll buy a new HDD.

 

Thanks for your help.

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