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Windows not recognizing ssd

Discussion in 'Storage' started by OOZMAN, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. OOZMAN

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    Just got an intel 320 series 120gb ssd, bios sees it, windows doesn't. Didn't come with any software, just a small disc with some PDFs that tell me about their data migrating software. I shouldn't need this software if I just want to install it right?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    When you say it doesn't show up in Windows, you mean it doesn't show up in the Disk Management option, or is it the only drive you have?
     
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    Windows won't see the drive until it has been partitioned and formatted. Go into "Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management" and see if it's listed in the middle pane.
     
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    i had to use diskpart via recovery to format mine so the windows installer would recognize it
     
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    Thanks Ill check that out Static
     
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    Thank you Static, it worked. I've never had to do that though, I usually just plug a drive in and go. :)
     
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    A blank hard drive or SSD is like a blank sheet of paper. Formatting the drive is like drawing lines on it, so you can write on the page without drifting all over the place.
     

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