Could not see 2nd hard drive newly added.

Bought a new hard drive (from Dell) as 2nd drive for the Dell OptiPlex 960. After adding in, everything looks normal. After configuration (F2->drives->drive->choose SATA2 besides existing ones), I saw the new disk during the boot process. After the computer is up, from Device Manager->Disk drivers, I saw 2 drives: one is the existing one and the other is the new one. However I could not see the new disk from Computer. Did I miss anything? Can any gurus shed some light on it? Thanks in advance.
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You have to during boot get into the bios and make sure the second sata port is enabled.  Usually Dell has only connected ports enabled with the others disabled as it will generate a warning/delay on boot if the port is active with nothing connected to it.
During boot hit F2 to enter setup.
Oops, the second drive will only be visible in computer after it is initialized if needed, partitioned, formatted and a drive letter assigned.

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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
just riht click on Computer > Manage > disk management > right click on disk > initializate and format it (NTFS / Quick format is enough)
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
The new HDD does not have formatting thus you need to create a partition on it. As mentioned - go to Windows Disk Management and perform initialize - create partition - format. Then you will have it My Computer.
jl66Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for everyone's tips. I will try the tips this evening.
FYI, new internal drives usually come unformatted. this is why they do not simply show up.
Only external drives come formatted with the indication on the type on the box describing what it is one is buying.
Since the raw drive is seen in the computer management you should be set.  Depending on your need whether the whole drive will be one single partition (primary or extended) or .........
jl66Author Commented:
Thanks a lot.
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