Sata Drive Not Seen In Bios, But Seen In Windows 7

I am having a really peculiar problem i was wondering if anyone can shed some light on. I am trying to add a second sata drive to my system. It's a western digital wd5000aaks. The bios does not recognize it, and at first win7 doesn't either, but after 10-15 minutes, windows 7 sees it just fine. On reboot it disappears, only to be seen again after a period of time (with any data on it still intact). I've tried using a different data cable and power cable. If i take the primary drive out of the system and put this drive in its place, the computer will hang, never giving the option to get into the bios. I've tried having a long startup sequence, but that hasn't helped. I've tried setting the speed down to 1. 5 gbit/s with no success. I actually thought it was a problem with the drive, so i returned it, but the second one does the exact same thing. Any ideas about the drive that makes it visible after x period of time goes by?

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