I recently had my Internal 500GB Blue Caviar which I use as a secondary hard drive for Storage go defective. I still have my 74GB Raptor i use for all my APPS, add the O.S.
When I received my replacement HDD, I hooked up the two SATA wires in the back, booted on, went to BIOS, saw my new 500GB in Sata #6 Mobo slot, and my Raptor in SATA #5. They were both enabled…BUT Under the boot sequence, I only see the Raptor-First Boot, IDE CD/DVD player -Second Boot, IDE CD player Third Boot, and then BOOT from any device is the fourth Boot. I can’t see my 500GB under this sequence.
I rebooted and went to DEVICE MANAGER and under Disk drives, I saw the two drives there and under properties, they are both working properly.
When I open WINDOWS EXPLORER, I only see the Raptor HDD, which is my Local C: Drive.
I thought this SATA hook-up was supposed to be easy. Now what do I have to do to have windows see this second drive?
I do not believe I received any CD install discs with these two new WD HDD’s two years ago, but I still have the MSI P-35 Platinum Mainboard Utility disc and wondered if at all this would help.
I opened Computer management window and saw the one primary disk, (C: Partition basic) then below that screen is two more> DISK 0 Basic disk 69.23GB Online. HEALTH SYSTEM
Below that is DISK 1 Basic 465GB Online. UNALLOCATED
What would I need to do to make this whole 500GB HDD the Storage Secondary Disk? I don’t want to partition or make a Dynamic drive.