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HDD Not recognized by Windows following fresh install on SDD

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October 1, 2013 11:11:31 AM

Windows 7 Ultimate
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SSD - System
WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD - Data

My SSD would stop working after about 5 minutes after loading windows and OCZ helped me get it working by upgrading the firmware and then wiping the drive.

I successfully reinstalled Windows to the SSD but the WD drive is not recognized by Windows now. It shows up in BIOS. The HDD has all my backups, documents, photos, etc.

The only thing I can think of is that I followed a tutorial that pointed all User data and Program Files from the system drive to the data drive since the system drive is so small. I am sure the experts here probably know what I am talking about.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and if more info is required from me I will gladly supply.

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October 1, 2013 12:55:47 PM

does the drive show up in the Device Manager and Disk Manager?
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October 1, 2013 5:19:44 PM

I am an idiot. I just assigned it a drive letter and voila it is there. Sorry to waste peoples time.
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