New SSD Now missing secondary HD's Tags: Hard Drives SSD HD Storage Last response: December 24, 2012 12:15 PM in Storage Share fastuno December 24, 2012 11:19:38 AM Is it perhaps because I formatted SSD as NTFS & now it cannot see my secondary HD's because maybe they are FAT32? I don't recall if they are NTFS or FAT32, but probably FAT32. I just bought an Intel SSD & did a fresh insall of XP. I now cannot see two of my HD's. I have both of them on a removable case & can't see them individually. They show up on the BIOS & even in the windows device manager hardware, but not as drives with driver letter. When I go to My Computer/Manage/Disk Management it shows the following: SSD: Disk 0 (& is on C drive) Layout: Partition Type: Basic File Sys: NTFS The secondary HD's shows up as: Dynamic Disk 1 Foreign EaseUS Partition Home Edition shows SSD as: Disk 1 (MBR) Files Sys: NTFS Status: System Type: Primary EaseUS Partition Home Edition shows secondary HD's as: Dynamic Disk (Disk 2) File System: Unallocated Status: None Primary: -- More about : ssd missing secondary | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to fastuno Register or log in to remove phil22 December 24, 2012 11:26:29 AM Add the disk to your computer's system configuration so that you can access data on the disk. To add a disk to your computer's system configuration, import the foreign disk: In Disk Management: Right-click the disk and then click "Import Foreign Disk". Any existing volumes on the foreign disk become visible and accessible when you import the disk. Repeat for the other foreign disk. | Report abuse Reply to phil22 fastuno December 24, 2012 11:32:19 AM OK. I did see that option. Will that change my secondary HD's in any way? Will they still be FAT32 or will they be converted to NTFS? No data loss, right? I also tried to plug my 1gig USB & I can see that just fine, but it is NTFS though. | Report abuse Reply to fastuno zdbc13 December 24, 2012 12:15:53 PM XP can use NTFS or FAT32. The preferred format is NTFS. | Report abuse Reply to zdbc13 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>New SSD Now missing secondary HD's> Related ressources: ForumNew SSD . Now missing secondary HD 's...I don't get it? Forum2 SSDs + Secondary (non- SSD ) HD ? ForumNew secondary HD , no taskbar/icons/explorer/cursor, fresh install ForumSSD - extremely slow as system drive but ok when secondary ForumWhat does your secondary HD do when not in use? ForumGame won't install on secondary hard drive ForumSecondary SSD missing in Disk management. ForumHow to setup new build with SSD primary and HDD secondary so games to be install ForumHow to change my SSD to my secondary drive (it is currently primary) ForumUnable to play games off secondary hard drive Forum( secondary ) HDD 'at risk' apparently... ForumI'd like to have my secondary HD in raid0 while keeping my ssd in ahci ForumWhen i plug in secondary SSD , my primary isnt recognized ForumNTLDR missing when secondary slave HD present ForumShould I run raid or secondary hd only? ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumIm buying an SSD and i need advice ForumFirst SSD - does this benchmark look ok? ForumParted Magic Secure Erase help? Lower SSD Speed ForumWhats a good SSD 120 gb for $100? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !