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hard drive not showing up??

Tankereasy

20 months ago

I using a MSI - Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON mob, and a Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2 stick and a 1TB WB hard drive. I know with the M.2 stick means I cant use certain sata ports ( I cant make head or tails of what ports that would be because the manual for the MOB doesn't exactly specify). The hard drive isn't showing up at all for a storage device, but yet it is when I go to the BIOS screen. I've tried swapping to different sata ports and its the same thing. Anyone have ideas why its not showing up?

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  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Have you gone to Disk Management and partitioned/formatted it? If it's a new build, it won't automatically show up as storage when you open File Explorer.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

aye.... that is probably the issue, I have not done that yet...

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely do that. There's plenty of instructions out there on Google to walk you through it. Super easy to do.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

had the same problem when i tried to partition the disk. turned out that hard drive was defective. you may have the same problem

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

that's kinda what I was thinking. Doesn't make sense that it will show up in the Bios but wont show up for a storage device

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

As the other comments suggest i would try to partition/format it. I was having the same issue when i added my Seagate HDD but all i did to fix it was download the Seagate driver/program and partition/format the drive and it worked. The first time i tried it did not work because i clicked partition/format but i did not CONFIRM on the 2nd page and i thought i did hahaha. Once i confirmed it showed up perfectly.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably need to format the drive.

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