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Bios not recognizing new WD caviar black

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Just got a new WD caviar black and am attempting to install win7x64 on it. None of my OS's see the drive. When "detecting IDE drives" in post, the SATA 0 (or any other slot I put it in) is blank. All other SATA slots show "NONE'.
Mobo 790i ultra
Intel Q8400(?)
6gbs ddr3

Other info. Bios does recognize my other SATA HDD and SATA CD/DVD drive regardless of cables or where I connect them. I've tried recommended jumper settings. I've enabled and dissabled (ok tinkered with) all SATA settings in BIOS. I've flashed my bios. I've directed Win7 Installer directly to the folder containing the MoBo's SATA drivers. The drive is spinning up.
Do I have a bad drive?

Thanks for any light you may be able to shed on this.
post #2 of 4
is it a Sata II and you mobo is only sata, just a thought but could be bad drive
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is it a Sata II and you mobo is only sata
SATA is backwards compatible..

Try putting your BIOS into AHCI and seeing if you get anywhere with that.
If the drive doesn't even show up in the POST screen after that (generally the second POST screen where you would expect a RAID BIOS), I'd RMA.
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I did try the drive in AHCI and it still doesn't show up. I would have gone RMA sooner except that during the 'Detecting IDE Drives' in post. During that the SATA slot for it is blank instead of listed as 'NONE'. It's like it see's it but doesn't know what to do with it. I'll try AHCI again and then look to RMA.
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