Newer hardware is supported in newer distros.
Try their LIVE CD to see if it finds the hard disk.
Greetings. I purchased a new Dell XPS with a SATA hard drive. I was hoping to dual boot Suse Linux 9.0, but when attempting to load it, it does not find a hard drive. I'm assuming this is an issue with not recognizing a SATA drive and I'll have to install another drive. Any other thoughts or suggestions?