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Noob question - newly installed HDD not showing

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Afran, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Afran


    Joined: Oct 6, 2008

    Posts: 739

    Hey guys,

    So I just installed a third drive (have SSD & HDD, just installed a second HDD)

    It's not showing up under My Computer though, just my usual 2 drives.

    Is there a step I'm missing? A windows setting or a bios setting perhaps?

    Edit: It does show up in disk management like this: https://imgur.com/a/Nwu1Sni

  2. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 9,559

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    You need to right click on where it says Disk 2 and then "initialize disk". Pick MBR from the options.

    Once that's done, right click on the black bar to the right of disk 2 and create a new simple volume, pick format as NTFS, and pick a drive letter.
  3. Afran


    Joined: Oct 6, 2008

    Posts: 739

    Ah thanks sorted now - is that a standard thing to have to do? Not come across it before.

    I used GPT instead of MBR as it was suggested due to being 4TB (or specifically >2TB)