Nov 25, 2018 · Nearly all the hard drives u get from the retail stores need being partitioned and formatted before use. In addition, if you make two partitions, but format one of them, the other «part» of the hard drive will not show up in «my computer», or even if you format it but does not assign a drive letter, it wont show up there either.
2004 Thank you You need to format the drive before you can use it for data.
Right-Click on the My Computer icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select Manage.
A new window titled Computer Management comes up.
Select Storage from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select Disk Management(local) from the right side by double-clicking it. Find your new drive and format it with one large partition.
First you partition – do a primary partition if you want only one partition on the hard drive. Then you format the partition – again right click and select format use NTFS – use default allocation size and give the new volume a label (no spaces allowed in the name). Thank you, xpcman 2004
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First you partition – do a primary partition if you want only one partition on the hard drive. Then you format the partition – again right click and select format use NTFS – use default allocation size and give the new volume a label (no spaces allowed in the name).6642 Thank you
I have noticed a few people saying that they dont want to Format the slave drive so what to do?
But have not seen a reply.
I am in the same boat & can see the slave in disk manager as local disk but only option is to format it in actions etc
I dont want to do that as only need to get the data from it.
Can anybody provide a solution, pleeze
Someone did say set to cable select, I tried that also & it did not work4241 Thank you
type diskmgmt.msc in your run commandull find 80gb as unallocated just you need to do is make the partation of the harddiskand u can use it as a secondary4316 Thank you
I didn’t Have to ask a question. Someone else already did that. One of the answers solved my problem of installing a second SATA HDD and it not showing as a lettered drive.
Thanks everyone for your diligence and your willingness to share with others.1615 Thank you
This the full instruction with picture guide from SEAGATE hope this might help.
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=199419&Hilite=1711 Thank you
Ecxellent peice of advice, I just bought a 1TB Hitachi HDD, and googles for an asnwer on how to make it visible to my computer, really good solid advice found – thanks135 Thank you
I searched everywhere and everything I saw regarding installing a second sata hd on xp, dealt with installing raid. Finally became smart and reworded my google search «installing second sata hard drive without raid» and this was the first link that google came up with. Worked perfectly. Thank you very much.95 Thank you
Also extremely Helpful 🙂54 Thank you
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