Hard Drives not being picked up in Bios Help!

  RobCharles1981 15:38 23 Feb 2019

Hi all need help here,

My motherboard is the P8Z77-V LX Motherboard and since I've had this board I've had no problems!

I recently brought an additional hard drive and was going to transfer data across too by removing one of my hard drives, But I was going to attempt this by a USB Data Adaptor.

I have 6 Internal Sata hard drives and two of them are SSD, and one of the drives are controlled by a Sata Control Card via a Sata Power Molex

So I simply attempted to just plug my hard drive back in and all should be fine, but no!!

Windows and Bios are not picking up 3 of my other drives, I've tried everything to playing around the cables and connections tried swapping a Sata Power Connector still nothing!

Any idea what is happening here?

Thanks Rob

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:12 23 Feb 2019

were you plugging / unplugging while "hot" i.e. PC on and running?

  RobCharles1981 17:30 23 Feb 2019


Computer was fully shut down.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:51 23 Feb 2019

check if there is a BIOS setting to enable SATA ports.

  RobCharles1981 19:36 23 Feb 2019

Thanks FB will have a look......

  RobCharles1981 20:59 23 Feb 2019

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  alanrwood 09:11 24 Feb 2019

Photobucket says the link is not valid.

  RobCharles1981 12:44 24 Feb 2019

Hi Alan here is the link:

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:24 24 Feb 2019

have you tried moving them around to see if its the drive or the ports cauing the problem?

  RobCharles1981 16:45 24 Feb 2019


Yeah did that, even stripped out the computer and replugging everything in. Even tried adding another drive but they don't spin up!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:51 24 Feb 2019

so its the ports not working?

Have a trawl through the BIOS and look for SATA controllers make sure set to AHCI unless you need to reinstall the stat controllers in windows

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