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01-15-2012, 11:25 AM

I did a clean install windows 7 but the setup unable to detect my HDD? it prompts for drivers..I have tried Intel rapid storage technology drivers but no luck.

My setup: Momentus XT 500GB x2

Any advice? Thanks. :D

Edit: The issue is due to USB 3.0 port. I use Windows 7 USB tools to make a bootable windows 7 and i plugged into usb 3.0 port but unable to detect my HDD it prompts for driver(momentus XT 500GB x2). But when i plugged into usb 2.0 port HDD is detected correctly. FYI. :o

01-15-2012, 03:48 PM
I got a similar message asking for the CDROM driver on Windows Setup. I thought this was interesting since I was using the drive to install from DVD! Turned out it was a bad burn. I redownloaded the ISO file (just in case there was something wrong with my initial download), and chose the slowest possible burn speed to resolve the issue.

01-16-2012, 05:08 AM
Edited on first post. fyi. :o

01-16-2012, 05:17 AM
Yeah, the Windows installer doesn't include a driver for the USB 3.0 port.