|Watch the POST screens at start up to see if all your drives are properly identified by both the model and the FULL capacity. If the screens change too fast hit the Pause key at the right time to freeze the screen. Hit the space bar to resume. |
If the new hard drive is not showing correctly in the POST screens then you either have something connected wrong, the BIOS settings are wrong, or your computer can't use a drive that large. If the drive shows in the POST screens but the capacity is shown as 127GB or so you motherboard can't use large hard drives.
There may be solutions.
Is the drive a SATA II model? If so, and your motherboard has SATA connections they may be SATA I type. Sometimes the motherboard automatically configures SATA II drives to run at SATA I speeds. Sometimes they won't work at all. Sometimes placing a jumper on the back of the drive is required.
If the drive DOES show properly for both the model and capacity then you need to look in Disk Management to see if the drive shows there. You may need tp partition and fprmat it from within Disk Management or by using the accompanying CD that came with the drive.
Just checked and all Green drives are SATA II. So that question has been answered.