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My gigabyte G1 assassin motherboard can't detect my 3 mechanical hard drives.


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#1 alexiechinea

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:51 AM

My gigabyte G1 assassin motherboard can't detect my 3 mechanical hard drives it only see my 2 ssd drives.

 

My PC: Gigabyte G1 Assassin Motherboard.

             Windows 8.1

              24 Ram of memory

               2 Video cards in crossfire (amd 6970)

               2 SSD Drives

               3 mechanical drives(Cant Find)

I have tried everything to my knowledge but nothing is working.

 

I tried disk management

I tried disk manager

I tried installing them in different ports

I tried by going to the bios section

But even bios don't see those 3 mechanical hard drives.

 

They used to work before I decided to take the computer apart for cleaning. 

 

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:18 AM

Open the elevated command prompt and type diskpart, then press Enter.

 

When that is done type in list volume, the press Enter.

 

Look for the HDDs in the results.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:26 AM

Thank You dc3, I did that but it only shows the 2 dvd players and the 2 ssd. Don't show the harddrives.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:41 AM

Is one of mechanical drives detected in BIOS if you use the power and data cable from one of the SSD drives?



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:45 AM

ok i'm going to try that. Thank you!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:20 PM

I used one of the sata cable of the ssd but nothing post. none of the  mechanical drives shows in the bios.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:45 PM

Did you use the same power cable from the SSD drive?



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

yes I did but the same problem still there.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

Just out of curiosity, are these drives formatted?


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:02 PM

Yes they all are, they all have a ton of data in them. they were working before I took the computer apart for cleaning. And I built this computer my self. about 3 years ago.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

my case is the Level 10 GT made by Thermaltake it have 5 swap drive bays which you can swap at any giving time.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:18 PM

If the drives are not detected in BIOS/UEFI then they will not be detected in Windows or Linux. When you cleaned the computer, did you remove the CMOS battery. You may want to look through the settings of BIOS/UEFI and see if there is anything about activating your SATA ports or set your BIOS/UEFI settings back to default. But, I am not sure why the drive was not detected when you used the data/power cables from the SSD. If the SSD was detected, the the drive should have at least been detected in BIOS/UEFI. Something happened during the cleaning but what it is, I can't say.

 

Can you attach one of the drives to the computer using a USB enclosure or USB adapter? That would at least let you pull data from the drive.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thank you so much for your help. I'm going to buy an enclosure tomorrow and retrieve all my data like you said. After that I will format these drives again to see what happens. Again Thank You!






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