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HDD and SSD not being detected


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grifenfox

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Hi. I have built a new rig and i am able to get into bios and the windows 7 installation but it wont detect my HDD or SSD however it will detect my DVD drive. I have tried resetting the CMOS and trying different cables to no avail. It would be great if i could get some help figuring this out. Thanks
Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Antec DF-85 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec 850W CPX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
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Do your harddrives show up as bootable disk options in BIOS? I'm assuming not. Check your BIOS settings and make sure that all of your sata ports are enabled. Also, make sure you plug your SSD into one of the Intel Sata 3 ports (gray), and not one of the Marvell (navy blue) ports. You can connect your other HD to one of the Sata 2 ports without any loss of performance.

Edited by kidnova, 02 August 2012 - 11:58 AM.

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Nope the harddrives don't show up in the BIOS. All of the SATA ports are enabled and the main SSD is pluged into the first SATA port, the HDD the second and the DVD drive the third. Both the SSD and the HDD are plugged into Gray ports.

Edited by grifenfox, 02 August 2012 - 01:57 PM.

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Does it detect your DVD drive if you connect it to one of the grey ports? If not then you may have a problem with your SATA 3 ports and an RMA of the mobo may be needed. Hopefully somebody else will have additional suggestions to avoid that situation.
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Yeah the DVD drive works in the grey ports. I've tried connecting the DVD drive into all of the ports and it works in all of them. But the harddrives do not in any of them.
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So i figured out that both the HDD and SSD both were DOA. So i sent them back and the problem should be fixed when i get replacements.
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That's just plain bad luck. Glad you got it figured out though.
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Yeah haha thanks for your help!
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