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SSD Not Showing Up In List Of Drives

I am installing a new Vertex2 180GB SSD drive in my Dell Precision 390 running Win 7 Ultimate in 64bit w/8gigs of ram. I have two 75GB sata drives and moved the plugs from the 2nd drive to the SSD drive and booted the system up. The drive shows up elsewhere but does not show up under "computer" which lists all other drives, CD ROMs, etc on the system. I have several external drives and 2 CD ROM drives.

I checked the boot config as well as the Windows Device Manager and both list the SSD drive. This leads me to believe that there is something else that must be done before the drive is accessible as usable space.

I did a right-click on the drive in device manager and reviewed all the options available there and there are no issues. I am going to change my OS to another version of Win 7 but planned to do that after transferring the data to the SSD.

What am I missing or need to do to resolve this issue???
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  1. Start Menu -> Type in "Disk Management" -> Should be an option for "Create and Format HDD Partitions" -> Find your SSD in there, right click and Initialize -> Then format it with NTFS -> assign the drive a name and whatever drive letter you want.
    It should appear in Windows then.
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    You have to format this drive.
    Click start, run diskmgmt.msc (Disk Management). Locate your drive (unallocated space) right click, choose format. Format it with NTFS, assign drive letter. Done.
  3. Thank You manofchalk & Bejusek....:D. That did it, now I will move to the process of making this my boot drive. Hopefully that will be a simply process.

    Thanks again
  4. One problem with ssds not showing is a default setting in windows. Go to " folder Options, view button," uncheck the box that says " hide all empty drives. Then right below that is a place to check " show all hidden folder and drives. then reboot. then to disk management and you will see your drive.. it shoud ask to initialize it. Format option will also now show up.
  5. Start Menu -> Type in "Disk Management" -> Should be an option for "Create and Format HDD Partitions" -> Find your SSD in there, right click and Initialize -> Then format it with NTFS -> assign the drive a name and whatever drive letter you want.
    It should appear in Windows then ....

    I don't have a create and format option... just create VHD, attatch VHD refresh scan and bla bla bla. its showing my drive an un allocated space. I installed the samsung magician software, I want to use this SSD as something to throw games on for quick loads.
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