WD Black 6TB - shows up in BIOS but not anywhere in Windows

I’ve been mining the internet for answers but no luck yet! I have a fresh, RMA warranty replacement WD Black 6tb but still all the same issues as before.

It appears in BIOS, but not anywhere else. Essentially, the drive may as well not be plugged in once windows boots up, as it isn’t getting recognised anywhere - Disk management, device manager, The drive doesn’t appear in WD Data lifeguard diagnostics…

From what I’ve read, my current hunch is that it is an issue with powering up (Either the drive isn’t getting fed enough power, or it doesn’t have the time to spin up properly when the system boots). But I’m not sure what to do from here! I can’t find anything helpful, but this may be because of a lack of knowledge in the correct terms to google…

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-10-10-30)
ASRock Z97X Killer (CPUSocket)
BenQ EW2440L (1920x1080@60Hz)
Philips 234EL (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
ForceWare version: 391.01
SLI Enabled
238GB SanDisk SD8SB8U256G1122 (SATA (SSD))
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 (SATA )
1863GB Seagate ST2000LX001-1RG174 (SATA )
Antec vp700p

Hi feglk,

I would recommend you to try the WD Black internal drive on another computer(different from the one you have) to see if the issue follow. If the drive is recognized on another computer then the issue you are seeing could be related to the motherboard you are trying to install on.

You can install latest updates and even contact the motherboard’s manufacturer to explain the issue you are having as it could be some BIOS\setup issue or setting.