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Windows recognizes second SATA but won't access it?


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Chazz K

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I already have an IDE and SATA drive, and just got a second SATA drive. It shows up in the BIOS, and will even show up in the Windows Hardware Manager; however it won't show up in either explorer or the disk manager. When I opened the disk manager it asked me to initialize and I told it to, and it asked if I wanted to make it a dynamic disk which I don't, I want it a separate data storage disk not a RAID/mirror. And now it won't show up there, just the current C and D drives.

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I got it to work; honestly the only thing I did was to change the slot that the SATA was plugged into on the motherboard. It showed up as "New volume" in my management, I formatted, all was right with the world.
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you.

If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
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