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Sorry but I am a noob. I haven't even formatted the drive as it is brand new. It doesn't show up in My Computer, only in Disk Management as unallocated space.
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

Just installed Windows 7 on my new build. I have a SSD for the OS and a 2 TB HDD for everything else. Now that I am in Windows, how do I format the HDD so that I can use it? I know it has something to do with the Disk Management program.
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Originally Posted by Crabby654 View Post

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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

Just installed Windows 7 on my new build. I have a SSD for the OS and a 2 TB HDD for everything else. Now that I am in Windows, how do I format the HDD so that I can use it? I know it has something to do with the Disk Management program.

If you goto your search bar in the taskbar, type disk part and the "Create and format disk partitions" and open that. From there you can see your drives and do what you want to them. Or you could just open up my computer and right click on the drive and click format and choose the settings you want.

Crabby654!

Look! Read the thread, i have almost everything you need to know in it lol...

Third post of the thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds#post_15523325

How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How To Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows:
  1. Install disk in your PC and boot up.
  2. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter
  3. You should get a window popup like this:
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    If so choose either MBR or GPT and click OK.
    Note: GPT allows you to create more than 4 partitions on the HDD and 2.2TB+ sized partitions as well.
  4. If you didn't get the popup then right click and select initialize the newly added drive under where it says the Disk # shown below:
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  5. Now right click the unallocated space and click create a New Simple Volume shown below:
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  6. Follow the on screen wizard by clicking Next
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  7. Specify your volume size, default is fine, and now click Next
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  8. Assign a drive letter to the drive and click Next
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  9. Format the partition and name the volume, default settings are fine
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  10. Now click Finish and you are done
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post #1653 of 5384
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Even hot swapping and plugging in the ssd whilst powered up in windows did not work lol.

What was your solution? Maybe I'll run into it again, my new desktop build is arriving tomorrow -- I'll be working with a Crucial m4.
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Even hot swapping and plugging in the ssd whilst powered up in windows did not work lol.

What was your solution? Maybe I'll run into it again, my new desktop build is arriving tomorrow -- I'll be working with a Crucial m4.

You don't need to secure erase a new SSD...
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thanx Sean will research your research... perhaps i was unclear.. the original folders from.... C:\Users\User Name.....were moved to secondary HDD already from the OS hosting SSD... everything worked exactly as your awesome tutorials dictated....those folders now reside on that HDD and windows knows to download to them when i save pictures documents or videos.. flawlessly.. but i am pulling that HDD and want to point windows to the new location on a different HDD before i pull that drive i first set up... no location tab and no way to change location i can find ... mayb if i just pull the drive and make windows lost as to where to go with those system folders ? it might ask me to find them or create them on the OS SSD?
whatcha think?
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You don't need to secure erase a new SSD...

Oops! I would of realized when I got it. Silly me. Thanks, Sean.
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Ok thanks. That worked for the HDD.

However, I have another problem. When I try to install the Intel RST driver, it says something along the lines of "This computer is not compatible" or something. I have AHCI enabled in the BIOS.
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thanx Sean will research your research... perhaps i was unclear.. the original folders from.... C:\Users\User Name.....were moved to secondary HDD already from the OS hosting SSD... everything worked exactly as your awesome tutorials dictated....those folders now reside on that HDD and windows knows to download to them when i save pictures documents or videos.. flawlessly.. but i am pulling that HDD and want to point windows to the new location on a different HDD before i pull that drive i first set up... no location tab and no way to change location i can find ... mayb if i just pull the drive and make windows lost as to where to go with those system folders ? it might ask me to find them or create them on the OS SSD?
whatcha think?

I have no idea how they disappeared. You are going to need to figure it out unless someone else can help, I still have the location tab on the folders I moved.
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

Ok thanks. That worked for the HDD.

However, I have another problem. When I try to install the Intel RST driver, it says something along the lines of "This computer is not compatible" or something. I have AHCI enabled in the BIOS.

Double check...that issue is b/c of IDE mode being enabled over AHCI, atleast in my experience.

Post a screen shot of AS SSD real quick so i can verify. You don't need to run it, just post a screen shot of it open with your SSD showing.
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Attached a pic. Ran the benchmark too. How are the scores?338
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About normal for your drive.

I don't get why they wont install...

These are the ones you are installing correct?

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20624/eng/iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe&lang=eng&Dwnldid=20624&ProductID=2101&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology
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