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Just bought Hard drive, but it wont show


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#1 flyswatter888

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:17 AM

I just bought a 3tb Seagate Barracuda 3.5" internal hard drive. I installed it via sata and sata power. I know the drive is spinning up, and a notification popped saying new device detected. But it wont show under my computer. The desktop I am using is a HP Pavilion. Then, I plugged in my sata to usb adapter, (which I know works, I use it for hard drives all the time) and plugged it into my laptop. The same thing happened and it wont show. Am I doing something wrong or does it sound like the drive is bad?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:30 AM

You need to format it. You don't say what OS it is, but assuming it's Windows XP or newer you can do it from within Disk Management (START - RUN - diskmgmt.msc)

Edited by Allan, 13 June 2012 - 11:32 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

FWIW: How to Initialize a New Hard Drive eHow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_4918155_initialize-new-hard-drive.html

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

I did that but it says the max space is only 746 gigs. It's a 3 tb drive. It says right on the side of the drive "3000 GB" why would it only be 746gb?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Probably the fact that it's a 3TB drive.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3tb_hard_drives.html

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:40 PM

Hi

One other thing to remember is that many, especially the older ones to hook up a hard drive externally via USB will not handle a 3Tb drive properly.

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