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COMPUTER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE NEW HARD DRIVE


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#1 pinegum

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:01 PM

I have a full ATX computer case with two mobile racks for hard drives. I just found out about the new SSD discs, bought a Kingston 240GB SSD, because my two mobile racks are Kingwin trayless (KF-1000-BK), I bought one of the Kingwin racks, HDCV-3, which enables the new SSD/HDCV-3 to fit the trayless racks.. My problem now is that when I boot up with both the WIN7HDD, active operating drive, and the new SSD drive, my computer doesn't recognize the SSD drive under "Computer". How am I suppose to patrician/format the new drive when it doesn't show up anywhere?? I seem to remember the same thing happened when I installed my 1TB HDD,  It's working now but I can't remember how I did it.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated...



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

Check the BIOS. Once you get the BIOS to see the HDD, it "should" show up in Windows. Be careful doing this! I would back-up or remove the Active drive while trying to get the SSD "seen".



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

DISKMGMT.MSC<enter> in the search box. It will then prompt you to initialize the drive.
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:04 PM

As suggested...do the BIOS check first.  If it appears in the BIOS properly, then do the diskmgmt.msc drill.

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:28 PM

Did you or did you not use the data migration software?  I mounted the SSD in an enclosure ran the software which worked perfectly, then I put the drive in a bay have had -0- hitches.  Note prior to using the software the drive did not show!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

DISKMGMT.MSC<enter> in the search box. It will then prompt you to initialize the drive.

Tried this. Still doesn't show up. Only my WIN7HDD "C" drive shows up.

For the others who responded, I want to clarify that when I boot up, both the HDD (Drive C) (Active) and the SSD drive show a light on the mobile racks. The SSD drive doesn't show up un DISKMGMT like it should. I'm not confident about playing around with the BIOS. (Never had to before) and the "data migration software" mentioned, I'm not trying to move files to the SSD drive yet. I use Acronis to "Copy Disk"

Should I remove the HDD drive which contains my OS and files and try to boot with the SSD which has nothing on it??

Appreciate all your help.

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:33 PM

So, if you stick any old 3.5 inch HDD in the second KF-1000-BK, is it recognized by the PC? If not, there is something wrong with your power or SATA cables. If yes, there is something wrong with the HDCV-3 adapter.
Personally, I find almost all of the "hotswap" bays to be terribly unreliable.
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

Answer to first question - yes. This is the first time I've used a HDCV-3 with an SSD. Maybe the adapter. I did have a similar problem the first time I inserted a 1TB HDD which is a bit thicker, but somehow I got it to show up cause it works fine now.
Thanks for your help/experience.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

Disconnect all drives other than the optical drive.

 

Connect the SSD.

 

Enter the BIOS.

 

Is the SSD reflected on the main page of the BIOS as being an installed, detected drive...with the optical drive being the only other drive represented?

 

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