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Just got a new rig with an ssd as primary drive and a second 1TB for movies/pics etc.

I installed windows 7 on the ssd, and everything installed fine.

but now when i click my computer i dont see the second HD? i went to device manafger and the computer recognizes the 2nd HD, so how do i get it up and running? i assume i need to format it? if so, how??

I selected Storage from the left hand side in device manager, then selected Disk Management(local) from the right side, and it is there, but now what??
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You format it. lol

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227647/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows-7
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Just got a new rig with an ssd as primary drive and a second 1TB for movies/pics etc.
I installed windows 7 on the ssd, and everything installed fine.
but now when i click my computer i dont see the second HD? i went to device manafger and the computer recognizes the 2nd HD, so how do i get it up and running? i assume i need to format it? if so, how??
I selected Storage from the left hand side in device manager, then selected Disk Management(local) from the right side, and it is there, but now what??
Hit the start key and in the search type partition, and partition the drive NOT the SSD but your 1TB

Or just follow the great Sean Webster's guide tongue.gif
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