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Windows 7: Second Hard Drive Doesn't Show Up

15 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You may have them reversed in order...meaning the WD drive could be in Port 0 and the SSD could be in Port 1.

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15 Aug 2011   #12

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'd want to get rid of that 100 MB E partition on the spinning drive. No need for it.

So I'd shut down and disconnect the spinning drive. Then I would plug the SSD into port 0 on the motherboard (the port that the spinning drive is now connected to.

Then I would reinstall Windows with the spinning drive disconnected. Then reconnect the spinning drive when you are done.

There is probably a simpler way to get rid of that E partition on the spinning drive, but it only takes a half hour or so to reinstall Windows and I'd guess you don't have much time invested on it yet--your SSD probably just has a bare install with no or few apps installed.
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15 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You may not be able to safely delete the E drive, but for the rest of the drive, you should be able to right click on the Unallocated portion and create the partition you want.
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