I just built a really nice new PC.
Intel i7-930 CPU
ASRock Extreme X58 motherboard with sata 3 and USB 3.0
12gb of G-Skill DDR3 RAM
80gb Intel G2 Solid state drive for Windows 7 and other programs to run on
Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS
2 1gb graphic cards for 4 monitor support
Thats the main components.
Well today my new 1tb western digital hard drive came which I plan to use for data to preserve the life of my SSD (hopefully).
I hooked up it's sata power input and then hooked up it's sata data cable to a sata 2 port on my motherboard, I boot windows 7 and go into my computer and the drive is not showing up with my other drives. I then re-boot again and check again, no luck. I then shut down the PC and open the case back up, I then check my connections and they all look good. I then boot up and I can see the new HD is on and spinning. I then go into my BIOS settings to see if it registers there and it DOES! It shows I have a WD 1tb hard drvie on sata 2 port 6.
So I am at a loss of why it is not showing up as an option in windows? Windows acts as if the drive is not there.