Question Bios only detecting 1 of my 3 drives

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Hello, I recently got a new motherboard and case, and I put all of my previous components into the two. Install was a breeze, but when I tried booting up my computer, there were no drives under boot priority despite having 3 drives installed. After some messing around, I got it to see my M.2 drive (which had nothing on it), but still would not see either of my other drives, one of which contained windows. When my motherboard arrived, I noticed multiple bent pins on the CPU socket, and I straightened them out with a needle. I was wondering if any of you could help me with this problem. All of my components worked correctly with my old mobo and case.


SPECS:

Motherboard: Asus z270-a atx
Case: Nzxt h510 atx
Cpu: Intel core i3-6100
Gpu: Amd radeon r9 380
Storage: Dell M.2 256 gb (i removed it from my friends laptop when he upgraded it)
Western digital 256 gb 2.5 inch solid state drive
Western digital 1 tb 3.5 inch hdd
Ram: 1x 4 gb d4r4
1x 16 gb ddr4

Thank you for your help!
 
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Thanks for the help! I do not know what my M.2 ssd is. My sata ssd is a crucial (sorry I just checked its not western digital) 2.5 inch solid state drive. It does not say any more info on it and I can't check speccy because my computer isnt working :mad:. My sata hdd is a western digital 1 tb 64 mb cashe 3.5 inch hard disk drive. Its product number is WD10EZEX. I forgot to mention I am trying to run windows 10 64 bit.

I just tried the method you suggested, and it did not work.
 
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Did you do this?

Warning: do not interchange modular PSU cables:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2545

If so, then see ...

TVS Diode FAQ:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=86

Catastrophic failures in Western Digital PCBs:
http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=2169
Thank you for the help, but I am not using a modular power supply. The drive that I am trying to boot from is crucial and not western digital ( sorry for the misinformation).
 
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https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-A/specifications/
*1. The M.2_1 socket shares SATA_1 port when use M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use a SATA device.
*2. The M.2_2 socket shares SATA_56 ports when use M.2 PCIE mode device in X4 mode. Adjust BIOS settings to use M.2 PCIE devices in X4 mode.

try different sata port
Thank you, that helped! I changed the SATA port, and now bios sees my boot drive. It still does not appear under Boot Priority though, and I do not know how to boot off of this drive.
 
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UPDATE: I just tried connecting my boot drive to my pc via usb, and my computer booted up like normal.
I can now access all files on that drive, but cannot see anything on my hard drive.
 

Dustin Jacocks

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UPDATE: I just tried connecting my boot drive to my pc via usb, and my computer booted up like normal.
I can now access all files on that drive, but cannot see anything on my hard drive.
Did you use a usb drive dock for that? Im having the same issues with all 3 of my new WD Blue HDD's. Tried using all sata ports and new cables and nothing. But my SSD will show up in either sata port. The HDD's also wont get detected on my other PC systems in the house. Its a fresh build so idk what could be wrong.
 
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Did you use a usb drive dock for that? Im having the same issues with all 3 of my new WD Blue HDD's. Tried using all sata ports and new cables and nothing. But my SSD will show up in either sata port. The HDD's also wont get detected on my other PC systems in the house. Its a fresh build so idk what could be wrong.
I'm glad someone else is having the same problem! I just used a cheap cable like this, it by no means is permanent, but it works.
 

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