Hello, I am trying to add a new hard drive to my computer. The hard drive is not showing up under Disk Management, but shows up fine on another computer. Here are the specs of my computer:
Win 7 Pro 64-bit Desktop
Saphire Radeon HD 7970
Core i7 3770k
16GB DDR3 2133 RAM
ASRock Extreme6 1155 Motherboard
Mushkin 250GB SSD
Samsung 500GB SSD
Toshiba 3TB HDD
AZZA Dynamo 850W PSU
I am trying to add a WD 3TB Black Series Hard Drive. It works in another computer, shows up under disk management, but when I connect it back to my computer, nothing happens. Does not show up under disk management. I can hear and feel it spin up, so I know it is getting power. What's going on?
I had sent the original WD Black drive back because I thought it was defective, but now the second did the same thing, so I then tested it in the other computer. That should bring you up to speed.
Also, I have tried installing a different hard drive into the same port on my computer, and that one worked fine. It was a 1TB 2.5" HDD instead of a 3.5" HDD, but I do not think that should make a difference. Not with the overhead I have from the power supply.
To my knowledge, there should not be a storage size limit in Windows for the number of HDDs that can be connected.
Anybody have any thoughts?