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New build, ssd reads but not storage hd

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Last response: in Storage
December 14, 2012 12:27:31 PM

I just finished my new build (first time doing it :D  ) and for whatever reason my storage hard drive is not reading. I am using a 128GB ssd for my OS and several programs and have a 1TB WD Black drive for my other storage. I'm very confused though why the WD Black drive isn't showing up in "My Computer" as a storage option. When I check the BIOS it's listed as a drive that I can boot to with override, but it doesn't show up in the drive boot order. It's showing up in diskpart list disk which confuses me more.... lol. I would appreciate any advice or tips with this issue.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - [...] 6813128546
CPU: Intel i5-3570k - [...] 6819116504
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - [...] 6835103099
Memory: Patriot intel EXTREME MASTERS - [...] 6820220705
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD - [...] 6814125441
Power Supply: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W - [...] 6817152042
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black 1TB - [...] 6822136533
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro - [...] 6820147192

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a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 12:49:53 PM

Press Start, type "computer management" and hit enter.

Click on Disk Management, if you see your drive initialize it with a partition and format it.
December 14, 2012 1:12:36 PM

Best answer selected by azoth88.
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December 14, 2012 1:13:09 PM

Wow, easy as that huh. Worked perfectly. Thank you very much you made my day!
a b G Storage
December 14, 2012 1:13:54 PM

no prob, enjoy