You need to use "Disk Management" to partition and format a drive:
Start -> right-click "Computer" -> Manage
Click the ""Disk Management" link in the left pane
Locate the drive in the LOWER right pane and right-click it for options.
Thanks Sminlal. I think the reason is I did not initialize it, so disk manager could not access.
Since I will use this HD for data only and the size is 1TB, should I select GPT or MBR for partition style?
Sminlal....thank you. I was having this problem where my traditional HDD wasn't showing over my SSD. This method worked and helped me show my HDD. I guess I needed to partition it. Quick question: Does it matter of my traditional HDD is set to Master while my SSD is slave? I have windows 7 installed on SSD.
ankido, I also used SDD for OS and program files for faster boot, shut down and program launch. But since my new build is mainly for video editing and rendering, I partitioned the HDD (1TB) outer tracks (~ 256GB) for working space and rest for data storage