Computer not recognizing my desktop hardrive?

17th of March 2014 1

Computer not recognizing my desktop hardrive?

Question by Nick: Computer not recognizing my desktop hardrive?
I recently built my own computer and have been using a SSD for the past week while waiting for my desktop hard drive to arrive in the mail. The SSD drive has been working great with no problems upon installation, but for some reason my computer is not initializing the desktop hard drive. When I got into “my computer” it only recognizes the SSD as well as this “System Reserved” thing that I think I accidentally created. The hard drive seems to be working as I cna hear it turn on when I connect to the power cord and I have also tried different places for the SATA cable. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Desktop hard drive:Western Digital WD10EZEX DX5854 1TB HDD SATA3 3.5″

Motherbooard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS.

Windows 8

Thank you!
When I go to Disk Management I can see it (I believe) as “Disk 1″ and it says I have 931.39GB on it and that it is Online, but “unallocated” Seems like the only thing I can do is right click on it and create a new simple volume or convert to a dynamic or MBR disk.

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Answer by Adrian
Go into system admin tools, disk management. If the drive initialized? Did you partition it?

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  1. Tyrael 3:04 pm 17/03 of 2014

    “When I go to Disk Management I can see it (I believe) as “Disk 1″ and it says I have 931.39GB on it and that it is Online, but “unallocated” Seems like the only thing I can do is right click on it and create a new simple volume or convert to a dynamic or MBR disk.”

    Yeah, but stay away from dynamic. Its a micro$ oft-proprietary thing. Make it MBR and make a simple volume. If you use the drive for programs, games, data, and backups, make it a 930-something partition i.e. as large as you can.
    If you want to install an OS on the HDD, either now or some day later, you should make a smaller partition (say, 130GB) and another, about 800GB in size (the rest of the space)

    Hope that helps.

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