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Trouble with SATA HD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryanjoachim, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    Just bought this SATA drive:
    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106046

    Here are my specs:
    Windows XP Pro
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600
    ABIT AW9D-MAX Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V/ EPS12V 630W Power Supply
    BFG Tech BFGR88640GTSE GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)


    I connected the sata hard drive to the SATA1 Port on the mobo, connected the cables to the HD, and restarted the comp. It shows up during the bios tests, but in windows and in the bios it isn't showing up (I can't change the boot order).
    Any ideas? Is there an option in the bios I need to turn on/off? I'm pretty sure I installed everything on the CD-ROM that came with the mobo...Any ideas?
     
  2. jackdw

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    Have you formatted the drive?
     
  3. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    not yet. The drive shows up in device manager, but there's no option to put a letter to it or anything.
     
  4. jackdw

    jackdw

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    Go control panel>View classic view (if you haven't already)>Administrative tools>Computer management>Disc management
    Find your sata, right click, format. Choose NTFS.

    It took my 250gb sata about 15 minutes to format.
     
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