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WD Caviar Black 1TB Not recognized by W7

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May 27, 2012 8:25:47 PM

I recently bought this new HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is my motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I plugged it in etc, turned my computer back on, and W7 isn't recognizing it on my computer. I have several other HDDs/SSDs in my computer that were recognized right after plugging them in. Did I do something wrong, or is there something else I am supposed to do?

I have it plugged in to one of the 3.0GB/s because the Marvell ports don't recognize anything.

Thanks so much in advance for the help.

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May 27, 2012 8:53:19 PM
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If all cables are firmly connected, and it is seen in BIOS, use the Control Panel menu to start Computer Managment and use disk management to initialize/format the new HDD, it should then be seen in My Computer.
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May 27, 2012 8:55:57 PM

I just went in disk management and it showed up there, so I right clicked it and clicked "initialize" and now it says "Unallocated."

Screenshot:
http://i.imgur.com/Awgmy.jpg
a c 104 V Motherboard
a c 140 G Storage
May 27, 2012 8:56:51 PM

now all you have to do is create a partition :) 

Right click -> New Simple Volume.
a b V Motherboard
a b G Storage
May 27, 2012 8:56:59 PM

Try using the another sata port of your motherboard, not the marvell ports.

Edit: Just realized your drive was unallocated. +1 to nukemaster for creating a partition. Make sure the format is NTFS and the alignment at 4096.
May 27, 2012 8:57:52 PM

How do I create a partition so that it is allocated?
a c 104 V Motherboard
a c 140 G Storage
May 27, 2012 8:59:25 PM

should be a option when you right click the unallocated space.
a c 1023 V Motherboard
a c 260 G Storage
May 27, 2012 9:01:37 PM

All in the guide linked above!
a c 1023 V Motherboard
a c 260 G Storage
May 27, 2012 9:04:22 PM

Select new simple volume!
a b V Motherboard
a b G Storage
May 27, 2012 9:05:00 PM

That is correct, select new simple volume.
May 27, 2012 9:12:21 PM

Gonna sound dumb, but should i enable file and folder compression?
a b V Motherboard
a b G Storage
May 27, 2012 9:15:51 PM

No not really, you have a lot of space.
May 27, 2012 9:20:48 PM

Alright, got it working. Thanks for the help everyone. You guys are awesome!!
June 6, 2012 12:13:03 AM

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