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Only one of two hdds shows up??

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January 31, 2009 8:27:10 AM


So i completed my build this aftrnoon. However i installed 2 HDD's one new seagae barracuda 250gb and a 500gb WD AAKS which came out of my recently bought NAS enclosure.

Problem: only the new drive shows up under my computer.

i can see the drive in the bios and under the storage managment utility in windows.
do i need to reformat it as it had about 90GB of data on it before i put in my new comp.

What should I DO Please Help

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January 31, 2009 9:25:22 AM

That's a possibility. Can you tell me more about this NAS?
January 31, 2009 10:09:20 AM

its a hdd in an enclosure that connects to a router or to your pc through ethernet.
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January 31, 2009 10:10:16 AM

oh NAS stands for Network Attached Storage
January 31, 2009 12:12:03 PM


Can you tell me more about this PARTICULAR NAS?
February 1, 2009 5:49:30 AM

I thought I would learn if there was some special formatting involved with the drive, but I'm not coming up with anything.

I can only guess that there is some special boot sector preventing recognition, so if you can lose the files already on it, or can back them up, I would say try to format.
February 1, 2009 10:44:08 AM

thanks i have formatted and now it is working fine.