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EDIT: I figured it out, no help is needed. Been too long since I installed a new hard drive apparently... haha.

For those who stumble on this with the same issue, you need to right click on Computer, choose Manage. Click on Disk Management. Scroll down until you see Disk0, Disk1, etc. Your new drive should be down there somewhere. You just need to format it, I think I right clicked on it and it brought up some obvious options from there.

I am currently running my sig rig, with Windows 7 Professional installed on a SSD and a 1TB WD Green for storage. Both have been displaying in Windows just fine, never an issue. I am using a Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H motherboard. It has 6 SATA ports controlled by the Intel SATA controller, and 2 additional SATA ports controlled by a Marvell SATA controller.

I recently purchased a pair of Seagate 1TB hard drives. My goal is to create a RAID0 array and use this drive for my Steam games. Unfortunately, the new hard drives are not displaying in Windows. When I go to Start > Computer I can see my SSD and WD Green drive, but not the Seagate drives. When I go into my BIOS, I can see all drives, and all are enabled.

Here is what I originally tried...
Unplugged the SATA cable from my WD Green and connected it to one of the Seagates. Installed a new SATA cable for the second Seagate, and a new SATA cable for the WD Green. Booted into Windows, and the SSD and WD Green showed up, but not the Seagates. Remember, one of the Seagates was using the same port and cable that the WD Green was using successfully before I installed the 2 new drives.

Then I tried...
Swapped cables with the WD Green and the Seagate, putting the WD Green back to the cable/slot it was originally on. Again, SSD and WD Green show up in Windows, not the Seagates.

So I am convinced this is not a SATA port or cable problem. It's probably something simple in the BIOS I need to do.

I have now switched the two Seagates to the Marvell controller, and set that controller to RAID. I have created a RAID0 array in the BIOS using the two Seagates, and still they don't show up in Windows. Please help.
Edited by durch - 11/1/13 at 4:13pm
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White Whale
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Samsung Evo Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 24" Samsung ToC T240 1920x1200 
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Saitek Eclipse (Blue LED) 660W Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP Corsair 600T (white) OCZ Equalizer 
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