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Samsung HD103SJ 1T - Not recognized

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January 2, 2011 4:08:41 PM

Hi everyone,
My problem lies with my new Samsung HD103SJ 1T Hard Drive. I just bought it recently and I cant make my computer recognize it. I got it because my old computer is running out of space. I was planning on using Clonezilla to clone my old drive and use the new bigger drive; but nor my computer nor my bios recognizes it.

I am using a Dell Dimension 5150 and my Bios is Version A07 (I think?)

I have read thousands of threads and looked everywhere but cant find a solution for my problem...

Thanks.
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January 3, 2011 7:28:25 PM

Did you format it? Does the BIOS detect it?

Right click on My Computer, select Manage. will open a new window. On the left panel, select Disk Management. Right click on your hdd and format it.
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January 8, 2011 1:03:08 AM

valc93 said:
Hi everyone,
My problem lies with my new Samsung HD103SJ 1T Hard Drive. I just bought it recently and I cant make my computer recognize it. I got it because my old computer is running out of space. I was planning on using Clonezilla to clone my old drive and use the new bigger drive; but nor my computer nor my bios recognizes it.

I am using a Dell Dimension 5150 and my Bios is Version A07 (I think?)

I have read thousands of threads and looked everywhere but cant find a solution for my problem...

Thanks.



I just fixed mine. It is easy, follow steps below after physically installed your new hard drive.

1- Right click My Computer
2- Select Manage, this will open a new window.
3- From left panel, choose Disk Management under Storage
4- Your new drive should be listed as a disk with unallocated storage hard drive; check to make sure you found the right one.
5- Right click that new disk and format it.
Enjoy your new drive.
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January 22, 2011 12:03:04 AM

THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOO SOOO MUCH!!! I almost returned my Samsung HDD driver because my computer couldn't detect the drive!!! Thank you again!!! you are soooo awesome for sharing this with us!!!!!
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January 24, 2011 3:02:38 AM

tranht said:
THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOO SOOO MUCH!!! I almost returned my Samsung HDD driver because my computer couldn't detect the drive!!! Thank you again!!! you are soooo awesome for sharing this with us!!!!!



You are welcome! Enjoy your new drive

DT
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October 12, 2011 3:04:33 PM

Thanks a bunch, It's been so long since i last did a drive I'd forgotten how. As I side note i had to "initialise" the drive before it would show up to be be formatted. But the option shows in the same place "Disk Management". I'm on a Dell XP machine.
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October 13, 2011 6:26:55 AM

i'm having a similar issue with the same device except i don't want to format it as it has over 300gb of my data on it.. any other solutions?
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October 27, 2011 4:49:17 AM

I am having a similar problem with the same device. I am using it as a secondary drive for media, running Windows 7 off another HD without issue.

I will sometimes be able to see the Samsung drive in the manager, then it will randomly disappear (both from the top and bottom menus). I've been able to start the formatting wizard, but it never works. I'm getting I/O errors or pop-ups about the device not being available.
Thoughts?

I am new to building and need a bit of a walk-through.
thanks so much.
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