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2nd SSD Not Recognized in Win7

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a c 82 G Storage
March 20, 2014 9:55:40 AM

I have 2 SSDs in my system. The main one that Win7 is installed on and a smaller one I intend on using for extra storage.
Both drives are Crucial drives and both are SATA III.
Both drives are connected to the chipset SATA headers on the MB.
Both drives are visible in BIOS.
Both drives were partitioned and formatted the same during the beginning of the Win7 installation.
Both are know-good, working drives.
Yet, the 2nd drive will not show up in Win7 Disk Management or in My Computer.

What am I missing here?

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a b G Storage
March 20, 2014 10:28:35 AM

clutchc said:
I have 2 SSDs in my system. The main one that Win7 is installed on and a smaller one I intend on using for extra storage.
Both drives are Crucial drives and both are SATA III.
Both drives are connected to the chipset SATA headers on the MB.
Both drives are visible in BIOS.
Both drives were partitioned and formatted the same during the beginning of the Win7 installation.
Both are know-good, working drives.
Yet, the 2nd drive will not show up in Win7 Disk Management or in My Computer.

What am I missing here?


Most likely the second SSD despite being able to be formatted during the windows install is unstable. I would try a secure erase/factory restore on it, then see if it still has the same result.
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a c 82 G Storage
March 20, 2014 12:54:55 PM

TyrOd said:
clutchc said:
I have 2 SSDs in my system. The main one that Win7 is installed on and a smaller one I intend on using for extra storage.
Both drives are Crucial drives and both are SATA III.
Both drives are connected to the chipset SATA headers on the MB.
Both drives are visible in BIOS.
Both drives were partitioned and formatted the same during the beginning of the Win7 installation.
Both are know-good, working drives.
Yet, the 2nd drive will not show up in Win7 Disk Management or in My Computer.

What am I missing here?


Most likely the second SSD despite being able to be formatted during the windows install is unstable. I would try a secure erase/factory restore on it, then see if it still has the same result.


No, that doesn't appear to be the problem. I just installed Win7 on the 2nd (small) drive. The installation went perfect. When the installation was done, both drives showed up in Disk Management and My Computer like they should. But for some reason, the Win7 installation to the 1st (larger) drive failed to recognize the 2nd drive.

I guess my only solution is to do a new Win7 installation on the 1st drive in hopes it sees the other drive this time.
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