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SSD Installed but Samsung F3 1TB not showing up - SOLVED

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Hello.

So I installed my SSD. Updated firmware to 0009, changed to AHCI, installed Windows 7, ran updates then shut down.

I then proceeded to plug in my new Samsung F3 1TB I will be using for storage and booted up.

The problem however is that the Samsung simply will not show up. Am I supposed to do something else before it shows up? I am starting to think newegg sent me a drive that is DOA. When I look at My Computer...only the SSD is listed. Trying a different SATA port on mobo did not work. Different SATA cable did not work. Different SATA power did not work.

Am I missing something? Or time to do an RMA?

Thanks,
Sir B

Edit: Not seeing it in BIOS either.
Edited by Sir Beregond - 10/9/11 at 5:34pm
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this is the second case today. go to my computer > right click it> pick manage > then click Disk Management

if you see your hdd listed - you need to format it an label it.

Edit: not seeing in bios either?

Is there in the bios ahci setting to enable stragler? i think that's what it is called.
Edited by rdr09 - 10/9/11 at 5:14pm
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Type "Disk Management" into the start menu. Fire it up.

If necessary initialize the drive (to MBR if given a choice), then it's time to partition/format it.

Right-click the empty space and create a new "Simple Volume" - default options should suffice. If you haven't formatted it before, do a full format - otherwise a quick format should be ok.


Edit: It's not showing up in the BIOS? What about the Device Manager? Not there either? Have you tried a different port?
     
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it is called stagger.
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Aha! I see it in disk management. Not sure why it didn't initially show up in BIOS (or maybe I was blind and missed it), but it is now and I am about to partition/format it.

Thank you for your quick responses, +REP.

Edit: And I feel kinda silly for not checking in disk management. I feel silly now. I blame my mind dumbing down for the weekend. tongue.gif
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