So I put together an new machine and installed Windows 7 64. Pulled my recently aquired WD10EARS drive from the old rig and put it in this one. It was being used for data in a non-raid setup. I have two partitions on it, it was setup in an XP environment without any jumpers.
I installed the OS on the new rig only hooking up a new drive (SSD), then attached other drives. With the WD drive connected I could no longer access the bios page. It just freezes when I hit “del” and I have to restart. (I thought this was a motherboard issue and RMA’d it, thank you newegg!). New one does the exact same thing. Motherboard is ASUS M4A87TD EVO.
I can, however, boot ok into windows. Win 7 recognizes the drive and I can use it normally. Except that the model number cannot be read. It shows up as [IDE]. WD Acronis won’t install because it can’t recognize that I have a WD product. Lifeguard checks it out as OK.
I think these two things are related. I’m running it now, figuring if I want/need to fiddle with the bios settings I will have to crack open the case and disconnect it. Maybe I’ll shop for an external enclosure, but I really don’t want to do that.
Is there a solution for this or should I try to RMA the thing?