New PC Build - Windows 8.1 only recognizes SSD but not HDD Tags: windows 8.1 Hard Drives Motherboards Storage AMD SATA Build Windows 8 SSD Last response: June 4, 2014 10:56 PM in Storage Share Farfignewton May 31, 2014 9:39:10 AM Motherboard: Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gbps 1800 AMD GA-970A-UD3P SSD: SanDisk Extreme II 120GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD OS: Windows 8.1 I'm a new builder that just finished my first computer. Everything is running wonderfully, except now Windows only recognized my SSD (which I booted from) and not my HDD. The confusing part is, when I was choosing which drive to install the OS onto (from a flash drive), both drives presented themselves as options. Now it's as if the HDD doesn't even exist. I'm trying to figure out if I have to mess with the hardware or this is a software configuration. If you look at the image of the motherboard here: https://geizhals.at/p/1025817.jpg Of the 6 data ports on the bottom right hand corner, I believe I have one plugged into the top left and one plugged into the bottom right. Could that be the problem? Thank you so much for the help in advance. This is 1 week into the project and I'm exhausted! More about : build windows recognizes ssd hdd Reply to Farfignewton Farfignewton May 31, 2014 9:55:11 AM Now reconfigured so SATA Port0 = Sandisk SSD and Port1 = HDD. Both are recognized in Bios. Why aren't they recognized in Windows? Reply to Farfignewton m 0 l bananacue June 4, 2014 10:56:32 PM go to my computer, right click, select MANAGE. double clieck DISK Management. you should see your 2 active device. DISK 0 and DISK 1 (HDD). you should format in able to see it. I hope this work. Reply to bananacue m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Windows 8.1 SSD, Windows 7 HDD. New PC Forum SolvedShould I install windows 8.1 updates BEFORE replacing the HDD of a brand new laptop with an SSD? Forum SolvedTrying to browse a used-to-be boot hdd(with broken win7, unbootable) with windows 8.1 installed on my new SSD Forum SolvedClean install with windows 8.1 oem disc on new ssd before formatting old hdd Forum SolvedMoving old HDD with Windows 7 to new PC with Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedNew build, bios recognizes dvd drive/HDD but not windows 7 disc Forum Solvednew build PC recognizes only 1 monitor Forum New windows 8.1 install on ssd and mirror hdd failed Forum SolvedPre-install Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on secondary SSD for new system build? Forum BIOS wont recognize a new PNY SSD, however, Windows 8.1 CAN see it. Forum New Toshiba 2TB HDD Recognized by Bios Not Windows 8.1 Forum Windows 8.1 recognizes both my SSD and hard drive but does not show hard drive in "My Computer" Forum Installing WIndows 8.1 on new HDD WHILE Booted in Windows 8.1 on SSD Forum How many times can you transfer windows 8.1 64 bit to a new HDD or SSD Forum SolvedI want only ssd no hdd for my window 7 pc will 250 gb enough Forum SolvedHow to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install on new pc build with no disc? Forum Solvednew 256gb ssd only recognizes 129gb after formatted Forum SolvedAdding 2nd HDD after clean install Windows 8.1 on SSD Forum SolvedHow to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD Forum SolvedShould I only connect SSD to install windows on a new build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !