HDD install fail

Nin9teen8ty

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Hi,

I am so grateful that I can ask my question here. Thanks to anyone who can help out. I have an HP Omen Obelisk 875-0084 and I am adding a second hard drive Toshiba x300 4tb. I've installed extra storage before and never had a problem but when I plug it in the motherboard with the P6 and sata the computer does not boot I just get a black screen and trying to enter bios takes a long time pressing F10 (or F12 not sure haven't tried since last week but I did get in) and when I'm in bios it does not detect the hard drive. There are no loose cords and the hard drive is sitting correctly. When I unplug the hard drive and turn the computer back on it boots normally. Again thanks for your time. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. And if I can provide any more info let me know.

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Hello and welcome to TSG!!

If I had to guess, it may be that your SSD boot drive shares with the secondary SATA port. In other words, it may be that you can use either/or, but not both.
 
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My guess also would be that the sata port you plugged into is coming up as the 1st boot device in the bios.
However I would at least expect an error saying no boot device. Can you put the new drive in then boot to BIOS and see what drive is listed to boot from.
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Also I can only find minimum specs on the motherboard So I can't say for sure that your BIOS will handle a 4TB Secondary Drive. I do know that it will definitely take a 2nd drive but no info available on what size.
Do you have a drive smaller than 4TB you could at least try for troubleshooting ?
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Nin9teen8ty

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Hey thanks for replying. I'll try to get into bios now and take a picture of the boot order. I don't have another hard drive but I might have to buy one to check.
 
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Go the bios way first. Buying another HDD could be a waste of money.
You could try HP support - Not the virtual one. HP Support and see if they have any idea - not much hope.
The spec page shows the mother board specs and on the pic I can see it has room for a 2nd HDD.
Just no details as to limits.
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I have the drive plugged in and the first screen I see is the black screen. I press F10 until gives me this error. A few times I got into the bios but no luck today. Yes I think HP support might be of some help since they have my exact specs. Gonna try to get into the bios again tomorrow but most likely I will call HP Support. Thanks for the help! I'll post here tomorrow with results.
 

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Could not find anything on drive size in chipset data sheet.
I did come across this (pic attached). May be worth unplugging the drive and having a poke around in the BIOS.
 

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If they only allow two drives why have room for three?
So you can choose to have two non-M.2 drives, rather than one of each? If you go for capacity over speed, the cost would not be prohibitive. Options ...
 

Nin9teen8ty

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Could not find anything on drive size in chipset data sheet.
I did come across this (pic attached). May be worth unplugging the drive and having a poke around in the BIOS.
I'll take a look as soon as I'm home. Appreciate the help.
Please run our TSG System Information Tool so we can get some basic information on your computer. Please copy/paste the info the tool provides here.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20200528215231.000000-360
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13, CPU Count: 8
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Hard Drives: C: 476 GB (71 GB Free); D: 931 GB (183 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP 84FD, ver 00, s/n PHGHC0EK9CRC3G
System: AMI, ver HPQOEM - 1072009, s/n 2MO9433CC6
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Since your machine has 4 months of warranty left, perhaps contacting HP via their web/online chat might help? There may be a setting that is preventing the drive from working.

To confirm, do you have an NvME drive connected?
 

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Since your machine has 4 months of warranty left, perhaps contacting HP via their web/online chat might help? There may be a setting that is preventing the drive from working.

To confirm, do you have an NvME drive connected?
i do, yes
 

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