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Adding another SATA HARD Drive


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Mkhartabil

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Hi there,

I have an Intel D875PBZ motherboard, which have 2 SATA ports i have already one 120GB segate SATA Hard drive installed and it is working fine, i got a new Maxtor DiamondMax 10 again 120GB hard drive i tried to connect to the other port but the dos does not see it at all, even when i but it alone on the other port it does not work any ideas what can be the problem !!!

Really appreciate your help

Moh
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warriorscot

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Try a different cable and make sure the cable for the drive isnt kinked or bent back on itself they wont work if they are. So its not seen in BIOS at all.
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Hi ,

Tried that already, i used the same cable that used to work from the other Hard drive and it did not work, i used the new cable with the old hard drive and the bios see it fine, so it is not a cable issue.

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Hmm you are very limited to what you can do then if it is not being detected, i would just send it back and get another, when you buy electronic kit its manufacturing process is pretty hit and miss so you do get a few duffers in the mix they are usually happy to replace them so contact either where you bought it or direct to the manufacturer.
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Ummm...the hard drive is new correct? Therefore it is not formatted.
Go to control panel>administrative tools>computer management>then under storage highlight disk management.
If the system is seeing the drive, you will see it listed on the right. Right click on the listing for the new drive and click "format"...you will want to specify partitions as well if you want more than one.
If this is the problem, please post here so we know it is resolved.
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