I recently bought an 8TB WB MyBook and shucked the case to use the WD Red drive inside a PC. I test the drive in the enclosure befre shucking. I can't get 1 of my systems to recognize this drive.
I tried hooking it up to my motherboard, ASUS Z87M/G30AB, won't recognize the drive. First thing I did was re-test the drive in my other system. I was able to drop the drive into the hot-swap bay and it popped right up on the other system. I tried switching out the cables in the original system with ones that I know work. Then tried changing SATA ports with various cables. I also tried using a 4-port PCI-e expander. I moved on to updating the bios of the motherboard. Still no luck. I'm able to hook-up other drives up to both the cables and SATA ports and they work. The other drives I tested we 2x 3tb and 1x 2tb internal SATA.
From what I understand... as long as the mobo supports UEFI, it should be able to recognize the drive.
This system runs Ubuntu 18.10 and has an Intel 17-4770k CPU in the stated motherboard.
Why won't the motherboard recognize the HDD?