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Why won't my MSI 790FX GD70 read my new HDD?
I can select it in the BIOS and devices list, but its not under 'my computer'
I was told that SATA 6GBS drives work on SATA 3GBS mobo's, do I have to connect the jumpers on the HDD to force it into SATA 3GBS? (btw which are impossible to get)
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Did you format the drive?
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/off topic: they do work in sata 3 boards, if supported by the BIOS; MSI hasn't ever been very good at updating their platforms.

When you say the jumper is impossible to get, what do you mean? Read on WD's page if your drive needs a jumper in order to run on a SATA2 board.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by error10 View Post
Did you format the drive?
This, drives come unformated from the manufacturer. if you go to disk managment it should show up there and you can format it from there too
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Quote:
Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
This, drives come unformated from the manufacturer. if you go to disk managment it should show up there and you can format it from there too
>> never thought of that thanks,
And yes I know where/how to use the jumper to make it SATA3GBS but I dont have any jumpers, and they aren't exactly easy to come around.
Gonna try format now, btw is it possible to install windows on one hdd while you are logged into windows on another hdd?
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