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Can not find new installed Hard drive

By happytriger2000
Nov 14, 2008
  1. Hello everyone,
    I installed a new 1TB Hard drive(Samsung Spinpoint F1 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache), but it doesn't seem to appear in 'My computer', where has this new drive gone?, could anyone help me out?

    Freddy
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    You probably forgot to partition the drive so you can actually use it. What OS are you running?
     
  3. happytriger2000

    happytriger2000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Julio,
    That's right I forgot to format.
    I face another problem: This new Hard disk, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache, is the 3rd HDD inside my computer, Do I need to set this as slave or to cable select? or Windows will arrange for me?

    Cheers,

    Freddy
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    SATA drives don't have the Master, Slave, CS settings. They reside on their own channels independently. You select the boot drive in the bios
     
  5. happytriger2000

    happytriger2000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thaks Tmagic550
     
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    So, problem solved then?
     
  7. happytriger2000

    happytriger2000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ho Julio,
    Yes, problem solved. I forgot that new Hard drives need to be formated.

    Sorry for the late reply.


    Freddy
     
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