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Windows 7: WD Caviar Black problem

27 Mar 2011   #1

Ultimate x64
WD Caviar Black problem

So, I picked up two 2TB drives today. One works, the other one half works.

The external works just fine. The internal, which is a Caviar Black, is recognized by BIOS just fine, and I can see it in the Device Manger, but not Explorer.

In the attachment it shows:

  • My primary SSD: CTFDDAC064MAG
  • My two 500GB drives: Samsung HD501LJ
  • The 2TB Black (that's the WD2002FAEX)
It also shows some of the external USB MyBook drives, but those are all ok. So, I figure I must be missing something, but I can't figure out what it is?


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27 Mar 2011   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Welcome justaguy

It probably needs to be initalized in Disk Management

Start Computer Management Disk Management

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #3

Ultimate x64

That did it! Thanks much. I don't remember if I had to do that with the other drives. Guess I'll just have to keep adding more drives until I remember
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