|"Yes, the driver is mine the DVR is mine. I bought it."|
I assume you mean the 500gb hard drive inside the DVR, is yours because you bought the DVR separately.
Driver is software for a device, not the hardware device itself.
It's NOT correct to call a hard drive or an optical drive or a floppy drive or a flash drive etc. a driver - it's a physical drive.
All drives in Windows or in any operating system are logical drives - logical is usually omitted when referring to them. Hard drives can have more than one software partition, each of which is a logical drive, and each of those usually has a drive letter assigned to it / them.
"The driver has SATA port not IDE."
I assume you mean the 500gb drive from the DVR has the SATA data and SATA power sockets, not the 40 pin data header and 4 pin power socket a IDE (EIDE) hard drive has.
"My motherboard is a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L"
There are 4 different Revision series of that model.
GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 1.x)
(Rev 1.1 on the mboard picture; it could also be 1.0 or any other 1.x Rev))
GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 2.x)
(Rev 2.0 on the mboard picture; it could also be 2.1 or 2.2)
GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 2.3)
(Rev 2.3 on the mboard picture)
GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 2.4)
(Rev 2.4 on the mboard picture. This revision shows a blue mboard with turquoise SATA data headers. All the other Revisions show a different colored mboard with orange SATA data headers.)
When you click on the mboard picture to enlarge it, the Rev number is printed on the surface of the mboard in the top left corner.
which Rev x.x do you have ?
All the mboard revisions have.....
4 SATA data headers
1 IDE data header - supports up to two IDE (EIDE) drives
1 floppy drive data header
" WDC WD2000JS "
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... Digital Caviar SE
"Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s"
"The GSA-22L has an ATAPI interface..."
Clicking on pictures there reveals it's an IDE (EIDE) DVD "burner" drive, NOT a SATA drive, and certainly not a hard drive.
At the time when you looked that you quoted, your mboard's bios Setup WAS NOT detecting the 500gb SATA drive at all !
NOTE that it MUST have been detected when you installed Ubuntu - an operating system cannot detect a hard drive the bios Setup does not detect.
- make sure that the SATA data and SATA power connectors are inserted into their sockets on the 500gb drive all the way. They are "keyed" so they only go in all the way when they're lined up correctly - sometimes it's possible to have them go in part of the way into the sockets when the end connectors are upside dowm with respect to the sockets, but of course the drive won't work if they're upside down.
- Especially for the 500gb drive...
Check your SATA data cables. The connector on each end should "latch" into the socket on the drive and on the mboard, or on the drive controller card - it should not move when you merely brush your hand against it near the socket - if it does, mere vibration can cause a poor connection of it - use another SATA data cable that does "latch", or tape the connector in place.
(There is a slight projection or bump on one side of the outside of the connector that "latches" it into the socket - it's easily broken off or damaged)
The same thing applies for the SATA power connection.
- Make sure that the bios Setup has all IDE channels set to Auto detect drives. Some bioses will NOT bother to detect a drive if that's set to None or similar.
If you're not sure how to do that, load bios defaults in the bios Setup, save settings - that always sets all IDE channels to Auto detect drives connected to them, in modern bioses.
- the 500gb drive MUST spin when the computer is running. It may be hard to tell whether it is because of it not making much noise and because of fan noise etc. - if you place something solid between the drive and your ear or touch your head with it near your ear, you can hear whether it's spinning.
NOTE that you should ALWAYS have the AC power cord to the computer case unplugged, or switch off the AC power to the case otherwise, whenever you plug in or unplug anything inside the case, otherwise the hard drive or the mboard data connection it connects to can be damaged.
In the rare case the SATA data header circuits are damaged for a particular SATA data header, connecting the 500gb drive to a different SATA data header should allow it to be detected properly.
"In the BIOS it shows the two drivers are connected. The DVR one on IDE Channel 0 Master and it sais this: [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-]. "
That's not the 500gb drive from the DVR - that's the DVD "burner" drive.
"My 200 GB drive (my old one) is on IDE Channel 2 Master and it says [WDC WD2000JS-22MHBO]."
"They are both on auto."
I assume you mean it's set to Auto detect a drive attached to the IDE channel.
Bios Setups often show IDE channels for drive connections whether the hard drive or optical (CD or DVD) drive is IDE (EIDE) or SATA. connected
Bioses usually list channels for IDE (EIDE) drives first.
"When I enter the [WDC WD2000JS-22MHBO] (my old) driver it show the capacity of the drive and everything doing fine."
"But, when I enter the [HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-] (the dvr) drive it's as if there is nothing connected..."
That's your DVD "burner" drive. If there is no disk with data on it in the drive, there's no data there Windows, or whatever operating system, can read.
"When I go to the Computer option it only shows 1 Hard Disk Drive as Local Disk (C:).
When I go to Device Manager on Disks Drives it shows the WDC WD2000JS-22MHBO ATA drive (my old one). But it doesn't show the other one. Instead, it comes out in DVD/CD-ROM drives as HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H22L ATA "
That's all correct.
At the time you looked, the 500gb drive was not being detected by the mboard's bios setup, so it can't be seen by Device Manager in Windows
When the drive IS being detected by the mboard's bios Setup, the physical drive will show up in Disk Management, even when it doesn't show up in My Computer or Windows Explorer.