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Windows 7: Using SSD and HDD

02 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Using SSD and HDD

I just finished loading Windows 7 Professional x64 plus all my software onto a SSD. Next I plugged in a mechanical hard drive. How do I get Windows 7 to recognize the HDD and load data on it?

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02 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Is the HDD seen in the BIOS?

Is it seen in Windows Disk Management?

You have to partition it, format it, and give it a drive letter. All of that can be done in Disk Management.
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02 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
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02 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The HDD is not seen in the BIOS
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02 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Why was this marked as solved?

Hard to guess why the drive isn't being seen. Would the BIOS pick it up if it was connected to one of the jmicron (black) SATA ports? (Not a rhetorical question.)
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03 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Using SSD and HDD

Not showing up in BIOS
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03 Mar 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Scooter,

Have you checked to see that the SATA and power connectors are securely inserted into the HDD?

Regards,
Golden
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03 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

HHD is plugged into SATA port 6, went into BIOS and and changed port 5&6 to ATA. What do I do next?
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03 Mar 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Does the BIOS register the HDD as being present? Have you checked to see that the SATA and power connectors are securely inserted into the HDD?

Please answer the specific questions. We can't help you unless you give us detaied replies to the questions.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Using SSD and HDD

Problem solved, formated HHD and everything is good to go
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