Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Sacred Heart Hospital
Windows wont see new hard-drive
Im having difficulty with a new OEM maxtor 250GB 7200rpm S-ATA harddrive i picked up today.
One thing thats wierd: it uses a conventional 4-plug power system, while my Seagate HD uses its own adaptor.
Windows will boot and say its found new hard drive, and recognize it as a maxtor, but it wont have it under My Computer as a usable, functional drive. I thought serial ata was supposed to be plug and friggin play?
I have tried all four SATA ports on my Asus mobo, and SATA-2 seemed to work the best at recognizing it. Its now plugged into SATA-4 and im not even registering its there.