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Hey folks. I just install4ed a WD 1TB HDD to my sig rig (the new HDD is not in the sig yet)

 

I can see the HDD on the UEFI but not on desktop.

 

I only see Drives C,D and E which are 2 SSDs and 1 HDD... How come I can not see the 2nd HDD(the new one)???

 

DO I need to do something?

 

Thanks in advance.

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When you say you can not see it are you speaking in the bios or are you referring to Windows? If you can't see it in the bios Trace connecting wires and power and reconnect or connect. If it is in Windows open Disk Manager and assign a letter to it.
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When you say you can not see it are you speaking in the bios or are you referring to Windows? If you can't see it in the bios Trace connecting wires and power and reconnect or connect. If it is in Windows open Disk Manager and assign a letter to it.

Hey buddy thanks for the response.

 

I can see the Hard Disk in the BIOS. THe new one I bought.

 

I just checked I can see the new Hard Drive in the Device Manager as well. 

 

But under MY COMPUTER, there is only C,D and E.

 

How will I assign a letter to it? 

 

My windows is in Turkish and when I searched for Disk Manager nothing showed up. Are you talking about Device Manager by any chance?

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You have to go to Disk Management in windows to assign the drive letter and format the drive before it will show up.
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Oh great nevermind I found Disk Manager. And I added F to it. Strange that it did not do it automatically.

 

Thanks for the help

 

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No problem you would think it would and I have had to do this many times over.
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No problem you would think it would and I have had to do this many times over.

 

Yeah I have to be careful with this small detail from now on.

 

Can I ask one more question?

 

My C,D and E drivers are labeled as LOCAL DISK, however new driver is labaled as NEW UNIT... It seems to be functioning ok, but is there a way I can make it appear as LOCAL DISK as well?

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I might be able to help you.... Which windows are you using. Also you might have storage space manager in your control panel?
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I might be able to help you.... Which windows are you using. Also you might have storage space manager in your control panel?

Thanks. I am using Windows 8 Pro. 

 

Storage Space Manager? I doubt it but I will check. Is it a feature that comes with windows?

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Yeah when you first bring up Control Panel it will be in the list in windows 8 it will help you with basic functions of disk management with easier interface or is suppose to.
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