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seagate pipeline hd .2 1tb hard drive

hi, i got a 1tb hdd from an old sky box but it wont work on any computer, ive got 4 500g ones the exact same except the storage capacity and they just needed formatted but when i plug the 1tb one in it makes the noise but doesnt appear onscreen. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thx
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  1. Hi craigfjyp ,
    does the drive show up in disk management
  2. mickypheonix said:
    Hi craigfjyp ,
    does the drive show up in disk management


    it shows up in device management and disk management.
  3. right click my computer/manage/disk management , can u see the 1tb drive in there ?
    if you can see it there right click on it and select change drive letter and paths
  4. mickypheonix said:
    right click my computer/manage/disk management , can u see the 1tb drive in there ?
    if you can see it there right click on it and select change drive letter and paths

    it shows up but it says not initatialized and it wont let me change the drive letter
  5. is there anything on the drive you want to keep ?
  6. mickypheonix said:
    is there anything on the drive you want to keep ?

    not really i was just wanting it to upgrade my storage space. when i right click on it it says initialize disk and then you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it and it gives 2 options. they are MBR (master boot record) and GPT (guid partition table)
  7. then you can format/ initialize that hdd in disk management and it will be ready for you to use
  8. mickypheonix said:
    then you can format/ initialize that hdd in disk management and it will be ready for you to use


    what one do i use? MBR or GPT
  9. sorry for all the questions mate but what should i use? NTFS or EXFAT
  10. ntfs m8 and you will be able to use it straight away
  11. mickypheonix said:
    ntfs m8 and you will be able to use it straight away


    ty very much mate for your help it was appreciated
  12. you're welcome m8 , is it ready to use now ?
  13. mickypheonix said:
    you're welcome m8 , is it ready to use now ?


    yeah mate thats it working now. ty
  14. good stuff, all the best m8 , hope it all goes well for you
  15. mickypheonix said:
    good stuff, all the best m8 , hope it all goes well for you


    you aswell mate and thx again
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    np if i solved it ok pick as solution
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