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Intel 520 "Cherryville" as stroage. HELP

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So today I got a Intel 520 180GB SSD as a 3rd storage drive. (Games, Photoshot, Lightroom) Has it plugged into the Sata III port on motherboard and nothing. Not really sure what to do next. Have Intel SSD as primary, so I figured the drivers are the same.
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Did you go into Disk Manager and partition the drive? You won't see it as a drive letter until you create a partition and format it.

Greg
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Looked for something like that in BIOS but didnt see anything. Ill look again.
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It's not in BIOS, It's in Windows.

Right-click Computer, go to Manage, then go under Storage, Disk Management

You should see your hard drive/SSD devices listed in there. The new one will have no partition on it. Just click and create a new partition, and do a Quick Format on it.

Be careful in Disk Management, don't change any of the existing partitions on your other two drives, otherwise you might accidentally blow them away!

Greg
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Ok i see it. Disk 0. Than asks to select which type MBR (master boot record) or GPT GUID partition taable)?
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Ok i see it. Disk 0. Than asks to select which type MBR (master boot record) or GPT GUID partition taable)?


Um, Disk 0 is usually your FIRST storage device. Are you sure it doesn't have a partition on it already? I don't want you to accidentally delete your Windows/Boot partition, that would be very bad. LOL.

As far as MBR or GPT, if the disk is less than 2TB in size you can use MBR with detriment.

Greg
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OK you're safe -- Disk 0 in this case is the one you added.

Probably what happened is your primary disk (the one listed as Disk 1 in Disk Management) is plugged into SATA Port 2 instead of SATA Port 1 on your motherboard. Shouldn't be a big deal.

IF you go to reboot your system, and it won't boot for some reason -- you might need to go into the BIOS and make sure that the proper disk is selected in the boot order. Modern BIOS will permit you to pick any drive you want to boot from, and people use the option to toggle back and forth between multiple operating systems or installations.


Greg
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