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Windows 7: alienware m14x r1 not detecting 2nd hard drive

07 Mar 2016   #1
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windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
alienware m14x r1 not detecting 2nd hard drive

hello all,

recently I have bought myself a 2nd hard drive bay and installed my hard drive in there. why is it that only my ssd (primary) is being detected and not my secondary?

ive looked in the disk manager and theres nothing on there whatsoever besides my ssd. no unallocated space or anything.

any way to fix this? I made sure the cable was tight as well...

thanks


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07 Mar 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Exactly what is a extra hard drive bay?

What cable are you using for your hook up?

Are your system specs correct? They don't match the Lenovo H50-50 specs.
I can see from your other threads/post that you have been swapping parts around.

What operating system did your computer come with?

This tutorial by Brink will help you with your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs
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07 Mar 2016   #3
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Exactly what is a extra hard drive bay?

What cable are you using for your hook up?

Are your system specs correct? They don't match the Lenovo H50-50 specs.

What operating system did your computer come with?

This tutorial by Brink will help you with your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs
hello,

the specs I have are for my tower computer, sorry about that.

I've included a picture of this laptop's specs.

Also, here is the bay with information that I have in my laptop.

2nd Hard Drive HD SSD Caddy for Dell Alienware M14x R1 R2 R3 Replace UJ8A7 UJ8A8 | eBay
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07 Mar 2016   #4
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

heres the pic


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07 Mar 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is this the one you got.

Amazon.com: SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM: Computers & Accessories

I noticed from your picture you do not have SP-1 installed.
Window 7 is not Windows 7 without SP-1.

I suggest you start with the basics. Installed SP-1 first please.

After that is done could you complete this tutorial by Golden with your new drive plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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08 Mar 2016   #6
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is this the one you got.

Amazon.com: SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM: Computers & Accessories

I noticed from your picture you do not have SP-1 installed.
Window 7 is not Windows 7 without SP-1.

I suggest you start with the basics. Installed SP-1 first please.

After that is done could you complete this tutorial by Golden with your new drive plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

by sp-1 do you mean service pack 1?

and sure, after the updates are installed i'll get back to you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2016   #7
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is this the one you got.

Amazon.com: SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM: Computers & Accessories

I noticed from your picture you do not have SP-1 installed.
Window 7 is not Windows 7 without SP-1.

I suggest you start with the basics. Installed SP-1 first please.

After that is done could you complete this tutorial by Golden with your new drive plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

by sp-1 do you mean service pack 1?

and sure, after the updates are installed i'll get back to you
yes that is the caddy i have
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

SP-1 = Service Pack 1.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Mar 2016   #9
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Is this the one you got.

Amazon.com: SATA 2nd HDD caddy for 12.7mm Universal CD/DVD-ROM: Computers & Accessories

I noticed from your picture you do not have SP-1 installed.
Window 7 is not Windows 7 without SP-1.

I suggest you start with the basics. Installed SP-1 first please.

After that is done could you complete this tutorial by Golden with your new drive plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

by sp-1 do you mean service pack 1?

and sure, after the updates are installed i'll get back to you
ok, i uploaded a picture. so far it looks no good.


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08 Mar 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When you took the screen shot of Disk Management did you have your external drive hooked in before you booted or after you booted?
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