PC won't recognize 3rd Hard Drive
So I installed a clean copy of Windows 8.1 on the SSD that I won at Epic (Thanks @Ryder!) It's an OCZ Arc 100 240 GB. I am trying to use my old SSD (OCZ Vertex3 120GB) and a Hitachi 750GB Mechanical Drive as secondary drives. My issue is that I cannot get my computer to recognize both of the secondary drives. I can get either of the two to be a secondary drive alone, but if I try to connect both of them both BIOS and Windows will only recognize one.
I have a Asus P67 Extreme4 Motherboard. All of the Hard drives are Sata, and no matter what Sata port I use (there are 2 Sata3 and 4 Sata2) I can't get my computer to recognize all three drives at the same time. Any ideas?
Do they appear in disk manager or the BIOS? Neither?
Sounds like BIOS disabled ports to me.
They do not appear in either.
Are all your drive controllers enabled in the BIOS? Any ports set to disabled?
As far as I can tell nothing is disabled. I can plug my BluRay drive into any of the other SATA ports and they are recognized by Windows. Here is a pic I took off the bios settings that show only two hard drives recognized.
Um, turn the SATA3 Bootable on, IE to Yes.
I tried that, still no dice.
Do you have the latest UEFI for the motherboard? If not, update it (UEFI = what we used to call bios).
Also, you have a Asrock P67 Extreme4, not an Asus
You're sure the sata2 controller isn't disabled? That's sort of what it looks like in the picture. I don't remember having this issue back when I had that mobo.
The SATA 2 ports are on the same chip as the SATA_0 and 1 ports. He also has the Marvell SATA3 enabled, but those ports don't show in the UEFI what is connected to them, I don't think. That is unless you go to the boot section.
Do you have the 3 drives connected to 3 of the white ports?
True I just meant the two controllers a represented in that picture as sata2_ and sata3_ and sata2 doesn't show any drives.
How would I check this?
I think on the same page where you can enable or disable the onboard sound
I cannot find that setting.
It could be there is no way to disable it then. @Ryder was probably on to something with this:
It basically says out of the 8 ports on the mobo only 8 are sata3.
SATA3_0, SATA3_1, SATA3_M0, SATA3_M1
2 of those are blue, and the other 2 are white.
So you might want to look at that manual's motherboard layout on page 12 and make sure you are using those ports for your hard drives.