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Thread: SATA Hard Drives Not Detected in BIOS - GA-990XA-UD3

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    Unhappy SATA Hard Drives Not Detected in BIOS - GA-990XA-UD3

    Hi y'all,

    I've spent the last couple of days trying to build my new computer but I keep running into a huge problem. For the most part the build went off without a hitch except for the fact that BIOS won't detect either my Seagate 1TB 7200 rpm or my WD Caviar 320 GB 5400 rpm HDDs (both from a previous build.)

    All other components show up, including my optical drive which is SATA, also. I've tried each of the HDDs (by themselves and together) in every SATA port and have tested them with the cables from the optical drive along with the ports it was using...but still nothing.

    Gigabyte tech support went through the exact same steps with me and just told me that there was probably an issue with the hard drives. Figuring they must be right, I bought a new one and put it in. This drive didn't show up, either.

    Each of the HDDs seem to spin up when I start the computer so, as far as I know, they are being powered. Also, its worth noting that I did check to see if the SATA controller is enabled in BIOS and it is. The "OnChip SATA Type" option in BIOS is set to "Native IDE", also.
    I went ahead and updated BIOS to the latest, non-beta version (f9).

    I have absolutely no idea where to go from here. I am just hoping that someone has had the same problem and was able to get it working. Thanks in advance.

    mobo: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 rev 1.0
    cpu : AMD Athlon II X3 @3.0 ghz
    ram : G.Skill Sniper 8gb (2 x 4)
    gpu : Asus ENGTX 460
    psu : OCZ Modxstream-Pro 700W
    Last edited by mikaljr; 01-06-2012 at 03:05 AM. Reason: Needed to put mobo model # in title

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