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Computer doesn't see secondary hard drive

I have a SSD main drive and a 1TB secondary HDD and my computer only sees the SSD yet if I go to device manager the 1TB drive shows up fine. How can i access the 1 TB drive?
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  1. seaplusplus said:
    I have a SSD main drive and a 1TB secondary HDD and my computer only sees the SSD yet if I go to device manager the 1TB drive shows up fine. How can i access the 1 TB drive?


    Did you format the hard drive?
  2. the 1TB drive has been used for a few years as storage, I've swapped it between computers before and never had a problem with the computer detecting it. it shouldn't need to be formatted.
  3. create a new partition (if needed) on the 1TB and format it.
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    Right click on Computer and click Manage. Go to disk management, you should see your 1TB HDD there, you can right click on it and assign it a drive letter and you should be able to access it. (this is only if it cant remember its drive letter)
  5. seaplusplus said:
    the 1TB drive has been used for a few years as storage, I've swapped it between computers before and never had a problem with the computer detecting it. it shouldn't need to be formatted.


    If it's showing up in device manager,but you're unable to access it - it probably needs to be formatted. The data may have become corrupted.
  6. Snipergod87 said:
    Right click on Computer and click Manage. Go to disk management, you should see your 1TB HDD there, you can right click on it and assign it a drive letter and you should be able to access it. (this is only if it cant remember its drive letter)


    You sir win an Internet Cupcake.
  7. Glad that was the solution.
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