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  Reply # 1471402 14-Jan-2016 22:03
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Changeover: Hi

I'm building a new computer (first time) and have put it together and everything seems to be working ok. However, when installing Windows 10 from a USB stick the Seagate HDD and the Crucial SSD can't be found by Windows. Also the Bios shows that the two inputs (0 and 1) are empty. The motherboard is the Gigabyte B150M-D3H.

I don't know how to solve this problem.


Im going to ask that question but when you plugged in the SATA cable did you plug in the power cables into the HDD and SSD from the power supply?

Does the hard drive make a spinning sound at any point?




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  Reply # 1471407 14-Jan-2016 22:08
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Does the board need drivers installed for it to operate? Some boards have additional sata ports that are not part of the chipset so dont show as standard ahci ones.

Or is the motherboard set to raid mode and not ahci? That will often need drivers too.

I did read somethign about one of the new chipsets needing drivers at the stage of installation that you choose the drive too.




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  Reply # 1471411 14-Jan-2016 22:14
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geocom:
Changeover: Hi

I'm building a new computer (first time) and have put it together and everything seems to be working ok. However, when installing Windows 10 from a USB stick the Seagate HDD and the Crucial SSD can't be found by Windows. Also the Bios shows that the two inputs (0 and 1) are empty. The motherboard is the Gigabyte B150M-D3H.

I don't know how to solve this problem.


Im going to ask that question but when you plugged in the SATA cable did you plug in the power cables into the HDD and SSD from the power supply?

Does the hard drive make a spinning sound at any point?



I did make that stupid mistake but now they are pluged in and i still have the problem.

Also thank you for your prompt reply.

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  Reply # 1471430 14-Jan-2016 22:38
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If it's still not showing up in the BIOS then it is likely to be a cabling or hardware issue.

Just double check your wiring and that the plugs look to be seated into the socket ok.
I doubt it will be software as I find it hard to believe that they would ship a BIOS that could not see the connected disks.




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  Reply # 1471433 14-Jan-2016 22:50
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Also did you change any of the default SATA settings in the BIOS? This could do it.

The manual tells you what the default settings are.
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-b150m-d3h(ddr3)(gsm)_e.pdfhttp://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-b150m-d3h(ddr3)(gsm)_e.pdf




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  Reply # 1471486 15-Jan-2016 07:10
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Did you plug both the power and data SATA cable in to the motherboard and hard drives?
Whats the motherboard model number?





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  Reply # 1471487 15-Jan-2016 07:20
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mentalinc: Did you plug both the power and data SATA cable in to the motherboard and hard drives?
Whats the motherboard model number?



Yes both cables in. Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H. Also has LGA 1151 printed on box


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  Reply # 1471708 15-Jan-2016 10:43
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geocom:
Changeover: Hi

I'm building a new computer (first time) and have put it together and everything seems to be working ok. However, when installing Windows 10 from a USB stick the Seagate HDD and the Crucial SSD can't be found by Windows. Also the Bios shows that the two inputs (0 and 1) are empty. The motherboard is the Gigabyte B150M-D3H.

I don't know how to solve this problem.


Im going to ask that question but when you plugged in the SATA cable did you plug in the power cables into the HDD and SSD from the power supply?

Does the hard drive make a spinning sound at any point?


Sorted problem. Had drives pluged into Sata Express port. Changed to standard ones and I'm up and running.

Thanks for everyones help.

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  Reply # 1471773 15-Jan-2016 11:24
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don't most sata express ports double as sata ports?

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