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New SDD (OS, Boot) + New HDD (Storage) HDD not recognized by Win 7

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Just completed a new Win-7 Ult 64 Build. Using a 120-GB SSD for The OS and a 2-TB HDD for storage. (both new) and a 750-GB 3.0 external drive (Music + Video Editing Prog) The HDD is not being detected HDD. I've read enough here and in other sites to know that I can easily initiate the drive by way of Disk Manager. However this biuld has a lot of "MY First" for me., i.e, My first 64-bit build, My first all SATA + first SSD system. and I made a few mistakes along the way That I hope with the help of the forum I can fix without doing a re-install.. I'll start by giving you a list of my systems hardware and then a list of the mistakes I made thus far.

Intel Quad Core CPU: i5 3570K
Gigabyte Z77-DS3H : Mother Board
Seidion 120M Water Cooler
16GB 1600Mz Crucial Ballistix Sport Memory
120-GB Sata 6.0gb Sandisk Extreme SSD
2-TB Sata 6.0gb Seagate HDD
750 GB 3.0 External Seagate GO-Flex HDD (New but used)
LG 14x Blue-ray Burner
LG 18x DVD Burner
XFX 850 80+ Silver Semi Mod Power Supply
Undecided as to GPU. Torn between ATI 7870 and Nvidia 660ti. Leaning toward Nvidia but I'm open to suggestion..!


This is just a modest build In compassion to some of the spec I've read on this forum. But it's what my budget allows and I want to tweak it to it's absolute best performance. At any rate, before I move on to Initiating and formatting my HHD. I want to point I out my first mistake, I forgot to select AHCI as my Sata Mode Selection (IDE by default) I don't know how much a performance drop this may have on my system or since I'm using more than 1 active Sata drive, - SDD+HDD, if will cause instabilities. Same goes for what if I just reset it. will work out or will I need to re-install win-7. Also I noticed that my unallocated HDD appears as Disk - 0 and the SDD as Disk -1 in Disk Management.. I read somewhere that un-detected drives should appear with a drive number other than 0. My mother board has 2 Sata 6.gb ports listed 0-1 + 3 Sata 3.gb ports listed 2-4 plus a mSATA SSD 3gb connector. I have the SSD in port - 0 and the HDD in port - 1 As you can see the opposite appears in Disk Management. I can't tell if this is a result f my over-site or some other mistake..! I don't know how bad a problem this is or even if I have a problem. whatever the case I and perhaps others will learn from it's solutionand pass it on..

-GilMambo
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Drives on correct ports. Sorry, will need to re-install. Its the easiest way to straighten this out. Go go ahead and init the HDD. Shutdown and disconnect all the drives except the SSD. Then boot into BIOS and set AHCI mode and reinstall.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Phanteks PH-TC-14PE  Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Dell U2412M 1920x1200 Antec TPQ 1200W 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 UPS: APC BackUPS XS1500 
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