New Internal harddrive

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hamcheese Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday April 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2010 - Apr 28, 2010 at 04:40 PM
hamcheese Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday April 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2010 - Apr 29, 2010 at 03:34 AM
I bought a 2tb internal 3.5 harddrive, and put it in a sleeve to make it my external...at the time I was running Vista 64b, and now im running win7 64b. Same as before with vista, when I plug it in, the computer instals the device driver, and then says ready to use. When I open My computer, as to access the drive, it is not visible. I tried this several times, after a fresh reformat of the computer, I tried veiwing the device under the eject device icon thiny on the start menu bar, and nothing. When I bought it I asked the guy where i bought them, is this compatable with this and that, and if it will support 2.0 usb not 3.0. I was good to go. Well, no im not. Reason im asking on here is cause i cant return it now cause im not in the states and its out of date anyway.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Apr 28, 2010 at 09:04 PM
You need to format the drive before you can use it for data or before it shows in My computer.

Right-Click on the My Computer icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select Manage.

A new window titled Computer Management comes up.
Select Storage from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select Disk Management(local) from the right side by double-clicking it. Find your new drive and format it with one large partition.
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hamcheese Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday April 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2010
Apr 29, 2010 at 03:34 AM
I tried that and still it does not appear, my 3 original drives are visible, i tried to resfresh look around, and still it is not there.
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