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WD 2TB Green & a Rosewill HD dock

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I just bought the above mentioned hardware, hooked it up in preparation for formatting, and it doesn't show on my Win 7 'puter. The dock is ok, a formatted drive in the same dock shows up alright. So how do I format this beast if it doesn't show up? Do I have to crack open the case?
Any body know?
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Did you try right clicking in My Computer and going to Manage then Disk Management? The HDD space is probably unallocated and not formated that's why it doesn't show under My Computer.

Or try the same, but plug it to your computer directly to format it.
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Thanks Sodalink, I didn't think of that, so I'll try it!
    
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right click my computer
manage
storage
disk management
click on the unallocated drive
assign a drive letter then format to ntfs and then you can change the sector sizes to your liking 4k default if it is purely for large video files the bigger sector size the faster the drive but if you are storing small files on it use the default 4k because the bigger sector size will waste a lot of space when storing many small files
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