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Second Hard Drive Not Showing

Hello,

I installed a second hard drive (SSD) into my Sony E Series, via a Hard drive caddy (in the optical drive). Once I physically installed the hard drive and turned on the computer, it wasn't showing in the control panel.

However under Start / Computer / Manage, I can see a second hard drive (see image). What should I do from this point to 'activate' the hard drive for use?

Thanks.
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Ucko123

8/22/2022 - Mon
rindi

You must partition and format it. Within diskmanagement right click on it and you'll get the options to do that.
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nobus

i believe it is called : change drive letter and path if you right click the drive in Disk management
Robert Retzer

You will then follow the process to format the drive you can use the quick format if you wish. the quick format will format the drive without inspecting the sectors for bad sectors. Since this is a new drive the drive should not need to be checked for bad sectors you can just go ahead and quick format the drive.
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Ucko123

1. Click right mouse on new disk in Disk managment
2. Choose new simple volume
3. Choose size of new partition - just click next
4. Assign the following letter "D"-  next
5. Format this volume with folowing settings: NTFS/Default/DATA
If u want u can perform quick format in 10 sec or 2h with non quick format
NEXT
FINISH

Thats it

For best expirience with SSD i recomend u that u reinstall Windows on SSD, then copy all info from second drive to SSD. Then repartition second drive as 1 partition and set it as Data/Backup disk.
If u have recovery DVD u can use that.