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new HDD installed not recognised

by bassmike1 / April 10, 2013 4:09 AM PDT

General: Installed new Seagate 3tb hard drive.
AMD A8-3850 APU
Gigabyte GA-A75M-S2V board
Spectek 8gb ram
Device manager successfully installed and sees it.
Computer doesn't- or it's not shown alongside
the C drive so I can't access it. Thoughts? Thanks M.

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Almost there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 4:10 AM PDT

Did you partition and format it?

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by bassmike1 / April 10, 2013 4:20 AM PDT
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Ah- first time installing drive. sorry.
I'm wanting to use it just for b/u storage.
Do I need to partition it? And is ther a link for easy steps for formatting new drive? tks

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Why yes you do need to partition it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 4:26 AM PDT
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Almost there
by bassmike1 / April 10, 2013 4:34 AM PDT

Figured I'd go here first. Thanks very much Bob

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by bassmike1 / April 10, 2013 5:22 AM PDT

Bob thanks again for the obvious useful direction.
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