My new installed hard drive shows up under Drive Management Devices in Device Ma

I just installed a new Western Device hard drive. After re-booting I was unable to locate the new hard drive. I went to Administrative Tools and there it was, under WD Drive Management devices in Device Manager not under Disk Drives. My install instructions didn't list that possibility.

I know that there is something I did not do but don't know what step I missed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  1. Go into "disk management". Right-click the new drive and select "initialize". Once the drive is partitioned, formatted, and has a drive letter assigned, then it will show up properly.
  2. Hawkeye22 said:
    Go into "disk management". Right-click the new drive and select "initialize". Once the drive is partitioned, formatted, and has a drive letter assigned, then it will show up properly.


    Hawkeye22........Thanks for your reply to my problem. After posting my note I noticed I may have confused my new Western Digital drive with my external Western Digital drive.
    My new WD drive is still not showing up. Even though I used a new data cable for my new drive and checked all my connections it doesn't appear to be there.
    i guess I'll have to call in the Professional top guns. Sometimes us old codgers realize we just can't do the hard thinking any more. I might add I disconnected my old hard drive and left the new one hooked up after turning my computer back on, I got the following message "No Boot Device Available"
    Sata 0 - None
    Sata 1 - Installed
    Sata 2 - Installed
    Sata 3 - Installed

    My old HD is on Sata 0 and I connected my new hard drive to Sata 3.

    Thanks again.
  3. rayboyred said:
    I went to Administrative Tools and there it was, under WD Drive Management devices in Device Manager not under Disk Drives. My install instructions didn't list that possibility.


    Sorry, I didn't catch this the last time around. That is odd. It may be possible that the drive is defective. If the manual for the drive says it's plug-n-play, it should have been pre-formatted and simply show up in the OS.
  4. http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/search/1/a_id/5419

    Did you install this driver ^ I had a WD that needed this to function.
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