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January 19, 2013 12:46:52 AM

So I built my computer and everything is running fine. Though it just occured to me that everything is being loaded to my SSD and since its only a 64 gb one it's just about out now. I also have a 1TB drive but I can't seem to find it on my computer. I do remember when I set up my BIOS that it asked me what drive I wanted to load my OS on and it listed both of them so I know it was recognized. The computer has only been running for 5 days so I refuse to believe that it already broke. My computer only shows my SSD and my Disk drive. Any ideas?

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January 19, 2013 1:27:59 AM

xTactical Llama said:
So I built my computer and everything is running fine. Though it just occured to me that everything is being loaded to my SSD and since its only a 64 gb one it's just about out now. I also have a 1TB drive but I can't seem to find it on my computer. I do remember when I set up my BIOS that it asked me what drive I wanted to load my OS on and it listed both of them so I know it was recognized. The computer has only been running for 5 days so I refuse to believe that it already broke. My computer only shows my SSD and my Disk drive. Any ideas?


And I just wanted to add after I posted this I shut down my computer and opened up the case. All the connections are in place, and just to check I turned on the computer and could physically feel the Hard Drive running. So how do I get my computer to recognize it?
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January 19, 2013 2:31:27 PM

Right Click My Computer, goto Manage. Click on Disk Management. Do you see 2 HDDs within? It may not be initialized. Inwhich case it will most likeyly prompt you as soon as you click disk management.
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January 19, 2013 10:40:00 PM

blackmancer said:
Right Click My Computer, goto Manage. Click on Disk Management. Do you see 2 HDDs within? It may not be initialized. Inwhich case it will most likeyly prompt you as soon as you click disk management.


Okay that worked. I see it. Now how do I get my computer to start putting files on that drive?
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January 20, 2013 4:41:31 AM

It says it's online and unallocated. Where do I go from here?
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January 20, 2013 7:48:29 AM

create a partition on it. in the prompt, keep hitting next basically, just make sure you assign a drive letter like D or E. once it formats the drive it will be usable and you should see it in My Computer
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January 20, 2013 12:38:01 PM

blackmancer said:
create a partition on it. in the prompt, keep hitting next basically, just make sure you assign a drive letter like D or E. once it formats the drive it will be usable and you should see it in My Computer


OKay thanks. It looks like everything is up and running as it should.
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January 20, 2013 12:38:13 PM

Best answer selected by xTactical Llama.
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