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Recognize Hard Drive in new build

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  • Windows 7
  • SSD
  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
  • New Build
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March 24, 2014 7:37:30 AM

I am new to pc but recently built a pc, and i have an SSD with my windows 7 OS on it. I have a 1TB Hard Drive that I am trying to get recognized. While in Computer Management it says Disk 1 unallocated. What do I need to do from here? And will my SSD still be primary with my OS on it after recognizing my Hard Drive? Thank you for your time and sorry for the newbie question

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March 24, 2014 7:42:40 AM

Adding a second disk won't change the primary boot disk unless you change the boot order in the BIOS for some reason and remove the correct disk from the boot order.

The hard drive would have come with instructions to get it setup, did you read those?

You just need to create a partition on the drive and format it, you can do that though Disk Management.
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March 24, 2014 7:51:55 AM

thank you for your time. All I needed to do was format it as it was already installed. Thanks again for your help

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March 24, 2014 7:53:32 AM

keller87 said:
I am new to pc but recently built a pc, and i have an SSD with my windows 7 OS on it. I have a 1TB Hard Drive that I am trying to get recognized. While in Computer Management it says Disk 1 unallocated. What do I need to do from here? And will my SSD still be primary with my OS on it after recognizing my Hard Drive? Thank you for your time and sorry for the newbie question


Your SSD and Windows 7 OS drive will be fine, if it's registering as Unallocated then it means there is no partition or File System on it. You will need to add those by formatting the drive though Computer Management>Disk Management. Right click on the unallocated 1TB drive and click on format.
After that the instructions should be self explanitory.
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