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HP Pavilion p6-2302a Desktop PC
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Tried to replace wd blue hdd with toshiba pc p300 hdd and pc doesn't recognise it in bios. New drive spins up but doesn't show in bios.

 

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@Haissem -- check that the SATA "data" cable is tightly-connected into the disk-drive, and into the motherboard.

 

Also, within BIOS SETUP, there might be an option to individually "disable" each of the SATA sockets on the motherboard?  If your SATA cable is connected to one of those "disabled" sockets, the disk-drive will NOT be "detected" by the BIOS.

 

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Hello
there are several models.
originally you have a 1tb hdd, did you choose the same size?

https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-p6-2300-desktop-pc-series/5295969/model/5299376/doc...

 

nb, you have the possibility to install a sata SSD, it might be more interesting ??

 

 

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@Haissem -- >  doesn't show in BIOS

 

Check that the "data" and "power" cables are tightly-connected to the new disk-drive, and that the other end of the "data" cable is tightly-connected to the motherboard.

 

Got another computer (or a friend with a computer) who can try to connect your drive to their computer, to see if their computer detects the disk-drive?  If not, you may have purchased a "dud". In that case, take it back to where you purchased it, and get them to replace it.

 

 

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Yep, it is 1tb. Put it in a new acer nitro 50 and it was recognised. I have tried a few different drives and only one ssd out of a laptop has shown up. Laptop was same era as pc by the way. I figure it all has to do with age.

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Seems strange to me, unless your hdd is very old compared to the pc and still!
I connected different HDD in several different Hp without problem, I connected a sata 2 hdd while sata 3 works

you have tried all sata ports?
which models are tested exactly?

Jasmine motherboard specifications.

6x SATA 3.0

 

 

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It is not the hdd that is old. The pc is a HP Pavilion bought in 2013.

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@Haissem -- check that the SATA "data" cable is tightly-connected into the disk-drive, and into the motherboard.

 

Also, within BIOS SETUP, there might be an option to individually "disable" each of the SATA sockets on the motherboard?  If your SATA cable is connected to one of those "disabled" sockets, the disk-drive will NOT be "detected" by the BIOS.

 

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Hello
so ultimately what solved the problem?
You say you are trying to replace the original HDD here
And with some it works and others not correct?
in the proposed solutions that you have marked
"check that the SATA" data "cable is tightly-connected into the disk-drive, and into the motherboard."
If you have tried several times, several HDD ...
"within BIOS SETUP, there might be an option to individually" disable "each of the SATA sockets on the motherboard? If your SATA cable is connected to one of those" disabled "sockets, the disk-drive will NOT be" detected "by the BIOS. "
If you say you replaced the original HDD, logically you should use the same connector, so should not be disabled
What if an HDD or SSD works in that same slot and not another HDD would turn itself off?
Sorry but here I do not finally understand what could have solved this problem?

 

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"Tried to replace wd blue hdd with toshiba pc p300 hdd and pc doesn't recognise it in bios. New drive spins up but doesn't show in bios.""

Hello
so ultimately what solved the problem?
You say you are trying to replace the original HDD here
And with some it works and others not correct?
in the proposed solutions that you have marked
"check that the SATA" data "cable is tightly-connected into the disk-drive, and into the motherboard."
If you have tried several times, several HDD ...
"within BIOS SETUP, there might be an option to individually" disable "each of the SATA sockets on the motherboard? If your SATA cable is connected to one of those" disabled "sockets, the disk-drive will NOT be" detected "by the BIOS. "
If you say you replaced the original HDD, logically you should use the same connector, so should not be disabled
What if an HDD or SSD works in that same slot and not another HDD would turn itself off?
Sorry but here I do not finally understand what could have solved this problem?

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