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Win7 wont recognize my 1.5TB drive

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Enclosure
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June 23, 2010 12:11:01 AM

I have a Disk Armory external enclosure that i've had a OLD Hitachi 250GB drive. I upgraded to a 1.5TB WD Green drive but my system wont recognize it. It gives the sound that something is plugged in and said it installed drivers but I cant find it under my computer.

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a c 99 G Storage
June 23, 2010 3:21:03 AM

Windows won't recognize the drive until it's formatted.

Check this post for some instructions: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259574-32-installing

But here they are streamlined:

Go into Disk Management and format the drive: Start/Computer/right-click/Manage/choose Disk Management on the left pane/right click the second drive you added/choose "New Simple Volume"/then format
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June 23, 2010 12:26:29 PM

I realized this like 20 minutes after I posted this. I'm use to installing an OS on a drive once i get it. Silly mistake on my part, thanks everyone.
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June 23, 2010 12:26:34 PM

Best answer selected by magruder13.
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