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New HDD not regocnized?

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February 4, 2013 10:41:04 AM

just got a samsung spinpoint f3 today, plugged all the cords in and started the pc, it started to spin etc but when i go to windows and press computer it only shows my old 320 gb HDD, when i press manage on my computer it shows disk 0 931gb unallocated, what do i have to do to get it working?

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February 4, 2013 12:15:48 PM

New internal hard drives are supplied with no partitions on them, so that means the drive has no drive-letter, which in turn means Windows can't show that drive in Windows Explorer.

You have to prepare the drive so that data can be written to it:

Right-click the drive's ribbon in the bottom-right panel in Disk Management, and choose "Create New Simple Volume". That will only take a few seconds.

Then right-click the new volume and choose "Format". Formatting a 1TB drive will take quite some time.

When that's done, re-start Windows and you should be able to see your new hard drive in Windows Explorer.
February 4, 2013 12:48:16 PM

phil22 said:
New internal hard drives are supplied with no partitions on them, so that means the drive has no drive-letter, which in turn means Windows can't show that drive in Windows Explorer.

You have to prepare the drive so that data can be written to it:

Right-click the drive's ribbon in the bottom-right panel in Disk Management, and choose "Create New Simple Volume". That will only take a few seconds.

Then right-click the new volume and choose "Format". Formatting a 1TB drive will take quite some time.

When that's done, re-start Windows and you should be able to see your new hard drive in Windows Explorer.



thx for the help ^^, formatting took like 2-3 seconds :o 
!