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How to enable other HDD

Hello brothers

not sure how to word it, other than

How would I go about having my 2.5 Sata drive show up under "my computer"

Win7 does recognize that the drive is there & enabled, however I have no idea how to access it


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  1. Let me take a guess here. The 2.5" Sata drive is out of a laptop.
    And you took it out and connected it to your tower pc ?
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    If it's a new dive then the problem is likely that it hasn't been partitioned and formatted yet. If so, you need to start up Disk Management:

    -> Start
    -> Right-click "Computer"
    -> Select "Manage"
    -> In the Left pane of "Computer Management", click "Disk Management"

    Locate your new disk in the LOWER portion of the middle pane - you may have to scroll down to find it. Right-click it, create a volume and format it.
  3. Shaun o said:
    Let me take a guess here. The 2.5" Sata drive is out of a laptop.
    And you took it out and connected it to your tower pc ?


    yes, with a 2.5 to 3.5 casing
  4. Best answer selected by wwjoeyd.
  5. sminlal said:
    If it's a new dive then the problem is likely that it hasn't been partitioned and formatted yet. If so, you need to start up Disk Management:

    -> Start
    -> Right-click "Computer"
    -> Select "Manage"
    -> In the Left pane of "Computer Management", click "Disk Management"

    Locate your new disk in the LOWER portion of the middle pane - you may have to scroll down to find it. Right-click it, create a volume and format it.



    Thank you,
    I feel like a jackass, completely forgot to reformat it, (previously osx journaled )
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