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Help formatting SSD (No options in Disk Management)

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New Mushkin Chronos, shows up in Bios and is disk management. I want to format it so I can use it but disk management doesn't give me the option. I tried booting into windows installer to format it, but that did not recognize it. Disk 1 is the drive, but I can't seem to find a way for windows to allow me to format it.
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It appears to need to be partitioned. The space is unallocated. If you right click the drive in Disk Management does it have an option to partion the drive?

Also I recomend going through Sean's SSD setup guide for windows.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Edited by drufause - 5/2/12 at 10:17pm
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No option to be partitioned.

Gonna try using diskpart command line to partition, then see if windows install recognizes it for formatting.
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Well that got it to work, thank you Drufause for pointing me to the guide. Had to use diskpart command line to partion drive to extended drive, then logical, then I was able to format. Never had to do anything besides plug and play with my patriot pyro, wonder why this one had trouble being recognized.
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