I'm so confused as to where to start... I've done some searching here with related key words, but they're so many and general that I'm getting nowhere.
Clean install, win7/pro, SSD... there were others.
Here's my story.
A physical failure on my 6 year old Seagate 2T drive, containing OS and some 778gb of master field recorded audio files and some concert image files, resulted in a clean room recovery. I know, I know...
I've picked up an adequate Samsung SSD drive, a new OS license / install disk and a replacement 2T WD black HDD. My aim and expectation was that I could pop the SSD into my SATA III "cloning" disc docking unit, read the install disc on my Win7/pro laptop, direct the install to the SSD and eventually be able to resurrect my system.
Well the SSD was visible in this chain but was Unallocated when viewed in Disk Manager... then it got late.
I looked for a format option by clicking the appropriate drive item, but saw nothing. I'm going to head home now, from work, and revisit that business and perhaps see the necessary clickage.
I thought I'd lay this out now and hope that someone with more recent experience with this process can tell me where my thinking and methods are wrong. Kind assistance thereafter will be rewarded.