BIOS won't detect 1TB SATA HDD

Wd Western digital 1tb caviar sata hard...
July 2, 2009 at 12:22:48
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Quad-core, 2GB DDR2
My Asus P5ND Bios refuses to detect my new
Western Digital 1TB SATA drive.
Attempted so far:
Tried different SATA ports (Mobo has 4)
Tried different Power cables and SATA cables
Checked the BIOS settings for SATA IDE (all
enabled) and RAID (all disabled). I'm not trying
to set up raid, just a normal standalone SATA
Flashed the BIOS to the latest version (1101)
Tried updating the chipset driver to version
15.24. This caused XP to stop loading and led
to a 12-hour spiral of doom yesterday. Several
failed re-installs and two clean installs later,
XP is up and running, and reads my other
SATA drives (2 HDD, 1 optical). Also updated
XP to SP3. But neither BIOS nor XP will read
the 1 TB drive.

Intel Quad core Q6600, 2GB DDR2
Geforce 8800GT
XP Pro SP2 (just updated to SP3 but that
didn't help)
Two existing hard drives, both WDC 500 GB
New (undetected) HDD: WDC Caviar Green 1
Two LiteOn optical drives, one IDE DVD-ROM
and one SATA DVDRW

Any help would be deeply appreciated!

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July 2, 2009 at 12:38:43
Try swapping the sata port with a known working one like the one used by the dvd burner.

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July 2, 2009 at 12:44:58
Thanks! I tried all the ports already; whichever port the new drive
is connected to shows up as "None" during the disk detection
process at boot time. All other ports show up with the correct
name of the drive connected there. I even tried using different
SATA cables, even swapped it out with the cables connected to
the existing drives. The only drive that refused to show up was
the new one. That eliminated the SATA ports and cables.

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July 2, 2009 at 19:18:06
If you have swapped cables and connectors and you are sure you have good power to it we can assume it has failed.

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