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Aka - May 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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- May 31, 2010 at 01:28 PM
Hello,
I bought a new hard drive and It will not do anything when I put it into my computer. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 3.5 internal drive 500gb 16 mb 7200 rmp it has sata connections. Yes my computer also has the sata connections. I hook it all up and it does nothing what am I doing wrong or what do I need to do.

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tammy


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May 31, 2010 at 01:04 PM
You need to format the drive before you can use it for data or even show in explorer.

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.

First you partition - do a primary partition if you want only one partition on the hard drive. Then you format the partition - again right click and select format use NTSF - use default allocation size and give the new volume a label (no spaces allowed in the name).

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May 31, 2010 at 01:20 PM
Hi there,

Where have you placed the jumper?have you enabled it in bios?

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May 31, 2010 at 01:28 PM
SATA drive has no jumpers.
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