Computer won't Recognize Hard Drive


Jan 8, 2013
Okay, So I used to have 2 hard drives hooked up to my computer no problem. I have a Samsung EVO SSD 500g and A Seagate HDD 1TB (I bought another hard drive because I thought maybe this one became faulty, but even the new one isn't recognized) The Samsung SSD is recognized just fine, but if I plug my other hard drive it never registers, even in the bios.. all it shows is my dvd drive and my ssd. I have even taken out my SSD and used the same SATA cable and power connector and it still doesn't work. No matter what I do.. I can't get any other hard drive to recognize with this computer.. I have tried different ports... different cables... nothing works. I moved my ssd around and it works in all of the ports, but it is the only one that does...again.. I bought a NEW hard drive and even it isn't recognized.. please is there something I am missing.

Oh I almost forgot.. when I have my SSD in and I boot into windows 10, I go to disk management and it still doesn't show anything.
Hi there therabidwookiee,

Can you check if the HDDs spin up at all? Do they get enough power? HDDs require more power than SSDs in order to spin up.

Apart from that, you can go to your MOBO's website and update your SATA drivers.

To sum it up, if we assume that this is not a connection related issue, it should be either driver or MOBO(ports related).
You need to get those recognized by BIOS. In case they are not, you will most probably not find them under Disk Management.

Let me know how this goes,
D_Know_WD :)