Sata Not Detected In Win 7

January 25, 2011 at 13:48:23
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, AMD Phenom Quad Core / 4gb RAM
Hey there,

I recently bought two new sata3 drives and set them up in a raid stripe and installed win7, all work fine.
I added an older sata2 drive, it shows in the bios but Windows 7 cant see the drive.. not in disc management or device manager...

I had a similar problem with my other sata2 drive but that one showed up in device manager as a 'scsi' and after a few reboots suddenly showed up in disc man. but after disconnecting that to try the other drive its now got the same problem.

any ideas??

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January 25, 2011 at 14:32:48
"raid stripe" as in stripped volume or raid0?
If so that will be a choice with regret

Do you have import foreign disk as a option in disk management?

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January 25, 2011 at 16:33:42
Hi wanderer thanks for the reply,

I'm not quite sure what you mean by raid0 or stripped volume... I setup the raid array in my nvidia raid utility as striped. The other options were mirrored, spanned (i think) & raid5.

the first drive connected came up in device manager as scsi which i thought was a bit odd. it then showed up in disk man after a few reboots and i was able to 'import foreign disk' and it worked ok, untill i swapped it to the other spare drive and now neither shows up in device man. or disk man.

one other thing was that I was using the cable from my sata blu ray drive which still works when i plug it back in but also shows up a scsi also..

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