Can't format new sata drive, failed in disk manager

By triiifashions
Jul 21, 2009
  1. just installed a new tb hd
    does not show in device manager
    does show in disk manager but shows as failed
    so i cannot format
    please help
    thanks in advance!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    You might have to update your motherboard bios in order to use this TB hard drive
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Can you post some system specs? Maybe a model number if you have something like an HP, Dell etc.. Or your motherboard model + revision if you have a custom PC?
  4. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    abit fatality mb
    have multiple sata drives working running this one off a pci adapter for sata
    but i had the same problem with the last drive i bought hook right to mb
    i used some sort of dos program or somthing to see the drive and bring it online i just dont remember what it was?!?


    its been days and still havnt figured it out
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