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Disconnect the power and SATA cables from your optical drive and plug them into your hard drive. If the BIOS sees these then you either have a cable problem or a port problem. If the motherboard doesn't see the drive then could be a bad drive.
I have already tried the cables from my optical drives , I have also put the hard drive on another pc and it works fine . I ran into this issue one other tme and fixed it but cannot recall how i fixed it . In desperate need of help this is a new build except for hard drive
Sounds like you have eliminated a hardware issue then. I would have expected the optical drive to not work at all if there was a MB port or cable issue.
You might want to check the BIOS to see if there are any hard drive spin-up delays enabled. Some drives also have a jumper to delay the spin-up until commanded to by the BIOS. Another thought might be to load the default BIOS values. Can't help you further -- good luck.
ty for yor help , have done many builds and this one has me stumped hope to get an answer
can't think of anything else to do