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Well I give up. I've tried everything. I even went back to the 813 bios. All the SATA ports work. Drives show up properly both in bios and in Win 7.
Well it works and that is all that matters
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

I have Superfetch and Prefetch disabled but the cached memory in Task Manager still creeps up slowly. Is this normal?
no idea.
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Just finished putting together my first rig. Found your tutorial very helpful. However, there is one issue that I am having trouble with.

I am using a SSD as my Win7/highly used program drive and a 2TB HDD Drive as my storage drive. I changed it to AHCI in the BIOS before I did the install. Everything went fine.

I did not plug the storage HDD into the SATA Port on the Mobo as stated in your tutorial.

After it all started up, I shut down and plugged the HDD in. EDIT - I did install the Mobo driver CD before plugging in the HDD

Nothing.

Not only does it not recognize the HDD but my SSD seems to run slightly slower on startup than it did without the HDD plugged in.

Am I just missing a driver?

Im sure this is an easy question but after all day of classes and setting this rig up im pretty beat.

Thanks for any responses

And here are my specs

MoBo - AsRock z68 Extreme4 Gen3
PSU - Corsair 650 W
Processor - i7 2600k
SSD - Corsair 120gb
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
RAM - 16gb GSkill
If you followed the guide to a "T" then you are not missing a driver. HDDs slow systems down a little on boot....

And third post How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows!

that is to get your HDD working
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Well it works and that is all that matters
no idea.
If you followed the guide to a "T" then you are not missing a driver. HDDs slow systems down a little on boot....
And third post How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows!
that is to get your HDD working

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Edited by Boomstick68 - 1/19/12 at 1:01am
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I have an SSD for the OS and essential programs and a HDD for games and everything else. I disabled Indexing on the SSD and was wondering if I should disable Indexing on the HDD as well? Does keeping Indexing enabled on the HDD make it write things on the SSD?
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I have an SSD for the OS and essential programs and a HDD for games and everything else. I disabled Indexing on the SSD and was wondering if I should disable Indexing on the HDD as well? Does keeping Indexing enabled on the HDD make it write things on the SSD?

Keeping Indexing on the HDD is recommended because it will make your searches in the HDD faster. What do you mean write things on the SSD?
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Keeping Indexing on the HDD is recommended because it will make your searches in the HDD faster. What do you mean write things on the SSD?

I think what he means is the Indexing database that keeps getting written. I believe you can change the location of the database and where it is saved too tho in Indexing options.
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Correct. That is what I meant when I said writing to the SSD as it is the OS drive.

Since the HDD is only for programs and searching is not really that important, could I just disable Indexing on the HDD as well? Is Indexing only for improved searching speed?

I just checked the Indexing folder and it is located on the OS drive which is the SSD.
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The HDD is not coming up in Disk Management. It is not even being recognized in the BOIS/UEFI. I have tried SATA II and SATA 3. It is a SATA3 drive so obviously that is what Id like to use. This seems to me to be a HDD hardware problem, no?

I can try and throw it in my roommates rig this afternoon to check and be sure it is working. But it seems to me and my slim knowledge of troubleshooting that it should at least appear in my BIOS
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Correct. That is what I meant when I said writing to the SSD as it is the OS drive.
Since the HDD is only for programs and searching is not really that important, could I just disable Indexing on the HDD as well? Is Indexing only for improved searching speed?
I just checked the Indexing folder and it is located on the OS drive which is the SSD.

Personally I always disable Indexing on all drives because I don't use the search function THAT often and when I do it's still pretty fast. You could most likely live without it enabled at all. But if you do want to keep it enabled on the HDD just type Index in the search box and click on Indexing Options -> Advanced -> Index Location box and click Select new. thumb.gif
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So disabling Indexing only makes searching slower and does not disable any other features?
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The HDD is not coming up in Disk Management. It is not even being recognized in the BOIS/UEFI. I have tried SATA II and SATA 3. It is a SATA3 drive so obviously that is what Id like to use. This seems to me to be a HDD hardware problem, no?

I can try and throw it in my roommates rig this afternoon to check and be sure it is working. But it seems to me and my slim knowledge of troubleshooting that it should at least appear in my BIOS
Try a different SATA port, maybe a different cable.

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So disabling Indexing only makes searching slower and does not disable any other features?

It disables the search on that drive completely.
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