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I'm lost!
How do you setup 2 ssd, one for OS and one for storage?
I have a Samsung 840 pro 256 for OS and a Crucial M4 256 I want to use for storage.
I have a old Samsung HDD that will show in my computer just by plugging the cables in and not doing any software or hardware changes.

I see them both in device manager but not in my computer. Only the Samsung shows in my computer as "C".
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
 

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I'm lost!
How do you setup 2 ssd, one for OS and one for storage?
I have a Samsung 840 pro 256 for OS and a Crucial M4 256 I want to use for storage.
I have a old Samsung HDD that will show in my computer just by plugging the cables in and not doing any software or hardware changes.

I see them both in device manager but not in my computer. Only the Samsung shows in my computer as "C".
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
It's done the same way as using two hard drives. After all, solid state drives are just storage drives just like hard drives.

Disconnect the Crucial drive and the old Samsung hard drive, and install Windows onto the the Samsung 840. When the installation completes, shut down and reconnect the Crucial drive and the old Samsung hard drive. Turn the computer on, go into the BIOS to make sure the boot priority still has the Samsung 840 first, and then you should be good to go from this point forward.
 

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Sometimes drives aren't assigned drive letters in windows for one reason or another. The built-in tool to work on this problem is "Disk Management" in windows. You can access it by typing disk management in your start menu start bar or by right clicking my computer and going to manage.

Once you get it up, you should see a complete breakdown of every disk connected to your computer. If you can identify the SSD that is not showing up in my computer and it doesn't have a drive letter assigned yet, you can right click on the disk and "Change drive letter..." This could be the problem and I have had this happen to me before when connecting / disconnecting disks from my system. Pick a drive letter and you should be good to go. Hopefully this is the problem.

If not, maybe double check all your cables (power and sata) and make sure everything is hooked up securely.
 

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It's done the same way as using two hard drives. After all, solid state drives are just storage drives just like hard drives.

Disconnect the Crucial drive and the old Samsung hard drive, and install Windows onto the the Samsung 840. When the installation completes, shut down and reconnect the Crucial drive and the old Samsung hard drive. Turn the computer on, go into the BIOS to make sure the boot priority still has the Samsung 840 first, and then you should be good to go from this point forward.
Yup, but set AHCI in BIOS before you install onto the new SSD.
 

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Yup, but set AHCI in BIOS before you install onto the new SSD.
AHCI is the default setting though.

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Sometimes drives aren't assigned drive letters in windows for one reason or another. The built-in tool to work on this problem is "Disk Management" in windows. You can access it by typing disk management in your start menu start bar or by right clicking my computer and going to manage.

Once you get it up, you should see a complete breakdown of every disk connected to your computer. If you can identify the SSD that is not showing up in my computer and it doesn't have a drive letter assigned yet, you can right click on the disk and "Change drive letter..." This could be the problem and I have had this happen to me before when connecting / disconnecting disks from my system. Pick a drive letter and you should be good to go. Hopefully this is the problem.

If not, maybe double check all your cables (power and sata) and make sure everything is hooked up securely.
If the drive is new, then it has to be set up in Disk Management first.
 

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I'm lost!
How do you setup 2 ssd, one for OS and one for storage?
I have a Samsung 840 pro 256 for OS and a Crucial M4 256 I want to use for storage.
I have a old Samsung HDD that will show in my computer just by plugging the cables in and not doing any software or hardware changes.

I see them both in device manager but not in my computer. Only the Samsung shows in my computer as "C".
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Your question about why you don't see both of them is because you need to right click on computer go to manage then go to storage then disk management then go to the new drive right click on it and set it up.
 

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Yep, thats what I had to do, set up in disk management.

Thank you all for your prompt help.

Robert
 
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