Just purchased a 1TB WD Caviar Green internal HD...not being recognized


#1

I definitely don’t consider myself a hardware guru…in fact, I know very little. However, I can understand how to install a hard drive internally, and have done it twice before.

However, this brand new HD just isn’t being recognized. The power and SATA cables are connected…when I go to BIOS, there doesn’t seem to be an option for checking whether SATA is enabled or not, and nothing to mark for the system to automatically detect HDDs.


#2

Oh also, the computer doesn’t have a HD at all yet, so this will be the primary.


#3

Hi, I am not a tech, but just some things I would check, 1: if running XP you need service pack 2 or 3 to use with large drives. 2: is BIOS up to date. 3: is drive plugged into sata"0" socket on motherboard. 4: check BIOS (POST) boot sequence and adjust to your preference. 5: you may need to reset real-time-clock by moving jumper on motherboard from PSWD to RTCRST for 10 seconds then back to PSWD,  can you post more info on your system? maybe a tech can help more then. good luck.


#4

What brand and model of motherboard are you running?


#5

Just curious if you resolved your HD (not) being recognized problem ?

I have a different HD  -  But the same problem with WD400 caviar NOT being recognized

Or even an IDE HD / with ide ribbon cable attached to mb.

And can u tell me if there are the (2) sata cable connections AND the need to still attach the

normal (4) pin Power plug connection ? or does the SATA cable that attaches to the mother board

carry the power to the had drive ?