SATA HD not assigned drive letter

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Hi all,

I bought a new SATA Western Digital HD yesterday (WD3200JD/7200R/8M) as an additional HD. I already have a WD 160G drive running as the master. I've attached the new HD to my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-8I915D Pro), but it is not being recognized or being assigned a drive letter. I can see it in the Device Manager, and the report says it's operating properly, but no dice. Belarc shows it as Drive 1 (although the Device Manager lists its location as "0 (0)" - the same as the master), but does not list in local drives.

I've changed the connection position on the motherboard also with no luck.

Any suggestions?

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-8I915D Pro
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
1024 Megabytes Installed Memory


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If you've loaded the SATA drivers go to Run and enter diskmgmt.msc
Select the drive and right click Partition.
Create and then Format.


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Does it show up in the disk manager?

(Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Logical Disk Manager)

The drive probably needs a signature assigned to it.
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