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So, I recently installed a second hard drive, got it all hooked up inside the case,etc. How do I actually make it so I can save stuff onto it Windows?(As in, it doesn't show up)

Any help/advice appreciated
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Yea so what you need to do once you connect a new Hard drive is format it.
To do this...

Right click on My Computer > Manage > Disk Management >click on your new HD and format it to whatever format you want...

NTFS if you will be using it with Windows ONLY.

Hope this helps.
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Alright found that...both hard drives are there

Can you give some more detail as to what I do?

The second one reads NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
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There should be a section on the second hard drive that says "Unallocated Space" or something like that. Right click, and click New Simple Volume. Allocate all the space and perform a quick format. There you go. Windows should be able to see it now.
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Got it god i love this website lmao
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
There should be a section on the second hard drive that says "Unallocated Space" or something like that. Right click, and click New Simple Volume. Allocate all the space and perform a quick format. There you go. Windows should be able to see it now.
I am having this exact problem. However when I right click it the only option is "properties" and "help"...the other choices are grayed out.


*Got it...missed a step. Thanks!
Edited by HootyHoo - 4/9/11 at 3:47pm
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