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Re: Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

Well now I am embarrassed. As I tried the BIOS updates, different drivers, pc's, etc. it wound up being that the new drive is slightly smaller than the old and using the mounting hardware does not align the drive with the SATA connectors, although it felt like it did (cant really see it to confirm). I have the drive plugged in without the mounting hardware and it is seeing the drive fine.

Thanks all for the information! Now i just need to figure out how to mount this drive without it sticking out.