I recently took a Hitachi 750GB SATA HD from an Old Laptop and formatted it, from my laptop, via USB HD Docking Station. I transferred files to it and was planning on using it in a new desktop build. While the drive is in the dock, connected to EITHER my laptop, or the new desktop via USB, the drive is fully accessible. However, if I remove the drive from the dock and connect it via SATA cable, the drive, shows in the BIOS, at startup and in the Device Manager, just fine. However, in the Drive Manager, it shows as RAW and Unallocated, and in Windows 10, the drive appears as an unformatted drive, requiring formatting.
Is there any reason, a drive formatted via an external USB dock, would not be recognized when installed internally, via a SATA connection?
I have tried different SATA cables, different ports, even a PCI SATA expansion board. All drivers and BIOS are up to date.
System is a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Motherboard
AMD FX 6300 Black CPU
8GB G.Skill X DDR3 Memory