I'm in the midst of building a computer (first time builder)
I got everything plugged in, and hit the power button. After the excitement of the first boot coming up on my screen, I was looking through the BIOS settings. However, joy soon turned sour, as I looked at the list of installed SATA devices. My DVD drive wasn't on the list :(
So, what are common things I should check/try?
I have 1 DVD drive (Asus: DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS) and 1 SATA hard drive (SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ). My motherboard only came with 1 SATA cable, so I plugged in just the DVD drive so I could boot up with a live linux CD. All 5 of the SATA devices were listed as "nothing plugged in" in the BIOS. (I have since run to Radio Shack to pick up another SATA cable, but haven't had time to try again).
The DVD drive lists the interface as "SATA". The HardDrive lists the interface as "SATA 3Gb/s". The motherboard also lists "SATA 3Gb/s" as the type. Is "SATA" not compatable with "SATA 3Gb/s"?