Sata just wont pick up


Dec 20, 2011

I just got this motherboard (ASRock 990FX Extreme3)
It works perfect except for the fact that it wont read my disk drive and hard drive.

I have the sata power connector and a red sata cable plugged into each drive and leading back to the mobo. The disk drive is opening and closing fine but its not registering as even being there in bios?!

The mobo connectors are SATA 3. The disk drive and hard drive are SATA 1. I ve read that it doesn't really matter as it should be backwards compatible. But im not sure.

So I read through the mobo manual and tried plugging it into different sata connectors and stuff like that. Didn't work.

It came with a sata to usb adaptor which didn't register in bios either.

I don't see why I need to update bios as it should have come with the latest drivers installed.

I haven't a clue how to troubleshoot this further. Any and all help much aprreciated.

Thank you so much in advance. I just got this system and want to get it up and running ASAP.