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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am in the final stages of making my first PC (so the problem is probably my fault). I have a M.2 SSD that is working perfectly and I have used to boot the PC, so I have an inactivated version of windows 10 64x bit. 

However I also have a Seagate 1tb Hard Drive. I replaced it once (long story) now the new one spins up however it doesn't show up anywhere in the BIOS or windows. I have tested it in all of the 7 SATA ports with 5 different SATA cables so I think it isn't a hard wear problem. I saw it might have something to do with the SATA drivers but I don't really understand the difference betweeen RAID and AHCI or what they do. If there are any suggestions I am open to all.

My CPU is a Ryzen 5 2400G 

Motherboard is Asrock B450 Pro4

Hard drive is Seagate 1tb (not sure if anything else is needed)

 

Thanks for any help.

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Your HDD should be detected by your BIOS no matter what, sounds like its dead.


y'all need to poop more often.

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Is it a bare drive?

 

Right click This PC and select Disk Management and format the drive to show up


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6 minutes ago, Tom_Wood said:

RAID and AHCI

You should be using AHCI unless you're intentionally setting up a RAID.

You can try resetting your BIOS but the disk might be dead.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Is it a bare drive?

 

Right click This PC and select Disk Management and format the drive to show up

Yes it is

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Is it a bare drive?

 

Right click This PC and select Disk Management and format the drive to show up

Yes it is, also I have tried multiple times to try and see it in Disk management but it has never showed up

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, rcmaehl said:

You should be using AHCI unless you're intentionally setting up a RAID.

You can try resetting your BIOS but the disk might be dead.

Ok ill look into that

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Levent said:

Your HDD should be detected by your BIOS no matter what, sounds like its dead.

oh, is there no way that it might not show up if there isn't a hard wear problem

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3 minutes ago, Tom_Wood said:

How would I reset BIOS

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3 minutes ago, Tom_Wood said:

Yes it is, also I have tried multiple times to try and see it in Disk management but it has never showed up

Hmm cause it should show up in disc management at minimum for this operation to go forward.  Do you have another PC you can test it in before calling it Ded?


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Just now, Tom_Wood said:

oh, is there no way that it might not show up if there isn't a hard wear problem

It should show up automatically ,Your Hard drive is probably dead.

Seagate 1TB drives are known to be low quality and unreliable.

 

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Easiest thing I would try is does it show up if you plug it into a different computer. If not the drive may very well be dead.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
48 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

Easiest thing I would try is does it show up if you plug it into a different computer. If not the drive may very well be dead.

Okay yes I tried that a while ago and nothing happened, thanks for your help.

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I have more or less the same issue.  Upgraded my wife's PC with my older Motherboard, CPU and RAM, and added her HDD to that rig.  Also added a brand new SSD.  Bios does not detect the new drive or the old drive.

 

Strange thing is, the DVD ROM is detected when the exact same SATA port and cable is used.  And why would the brand new SSD also not be detected at all?

 

Before testing the new SSD, I thought the HDD had failed.  The first time I started, it seemed as though the Windows loading screen came up - now automatically booting from the HDD - but then a very quick blue screen led to a sudden restart of the computer.  After that the motherboard did not want to detect ANY harddrive at all.  But still, the DVD ROM is detected..

 

I still have to test the drives in another PC, but with BOTH not being detected, the chances of them being dead is really slim.

 

Please let me know if you have learned anything.  Thanks

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