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post #1 of 6
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Hey all, I just ordered the WD CaviarSE WD800JD HD from Newegg (And it took 9 days to get here... !) But now I think we might have a problem. Just so you know, I have an MSI 865PE Neo2 Mobo. Now the thing has Sata I Ports on it, so I figured, alright I'll just get a SATA HD and plug it in! But I installed it and it's not being recognized my the comp at all... I also have no access to another Harddrive, it died after 4 years, and this is my first SATA drive so I'm not really sure what to do. I was looking on the WD Website and was wondering if I need a controller card or whatever. Please say no cause I'm going to be seriously pissed if I just payed 70 Dollars for something I can't even use...
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post #2 of 6
Did you go into the bios and turn the sata port on? I know the MB's I have had you have to turn them on in the bios
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post #3 of 6
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Perhaps you could elaborate a little more, I've been looking around the BIOS but I don't see anything that blatantly says anything about SATA. Maybe someone who has an MSI Board or a similar BIOS could help me out?
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post #4 of 6
In me abit MB it's under the Integraded peripherals. There should be something like IDE/RAID. Then should see IDE function. After you get there you should be able the see the Serial ports. What ever one you have the plug in needs to be enabled
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post #5 of 6
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Alright good good, everything is working now, I set up SATA in the BIOS, and I also Jumped the 5th and 6th pins. Another quick question, I'm installing Windows right now, and I was wondering if I need to/should make a partition? I'm pretty noobish so don't yell lol.
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post #6 of 6
I have 5 partitions.
1 for windows and games.
1 for pagefile
1 for documents
1 for music and movies
1 for backup

I can reinstall
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