I have recently constructed a computer from "scratch" and I purchased two hard drives; a solid state to boot windows from, and a hard disk drive to hold everything else. The 1TB hard disk drive will show up in the motherboard's BIOS and show it's free space etc. , in Microsoft device manager it shows up, however, the statistics are nowhere to be found. When I click "my computer, it simply does not show up, only the SSD, the disc drive and a card reader that I installed. Any ideas on how to get windows to accept the drive? =======
I know it isn't the sata3 or power cables, I switched them with the other devices and they still worked. Also, the drive hums and heats up as the computer is on.
Below are the steps for getting to Disk Management:
1. Click on Start
2. Cllick on Control Panel
3. Click on Administrative Tools
4. Click on Computer Management
5. Click on Disk Management (this is under Storage)
6. Right click on the unformatted drive and choose format
When formatting is complete the drive should be recognized.
When I installed windows, I only had the SSD connected, should I try reinstalling windows with the HD connected?
Try connecting the HD without reinstalling windows. You should not have to reinstall windows just because you add another drive. After you connect the drive restart the computer and follow the steps list above to format the drive.