03-04-2012 03:16 PM
I install a new 120 GB Ultra SSD. I started my computer and it recognized the drive and loaded the driver. However once it was complete I couldn't find the drive through the Computer icon on the desktop. I figured that maybe I needed to Restart to get the Computer to fully recognize it. While re-booting I checked the Boot menu and it shows up there in the SATA 5 slot. Not seeing anything amiss I finished the boot sequence. No issues but still it doesn't show up in the Computer icon window. I checked and it shows up in the Device Manager under Disk Drives without issue. I did have it check for a newer driver thinking that might be the issue but after checking it said it had the latest.
I'm at a loss. I know its working but I can't make use of it. Any thoughts?
03-05-2012 07:51 AM
is the drive showing up in disk managment? if so is a drive letter assigned? if no drive letter is assigned or if there is a drive letter conflict you may have to reassign a different drive letter.
here is a knowledgebase article. it is for USB drives but the directions are the same
also i am just curious. why would you use an SSD as a secondary drive? you will not see most of the benifeits unless it is your system drive.
03-08-2012 12:57 PM
i'm assuming your new sandisk ssd shows up everywhere else but not in my computer because it's not yet initialized/formatted into a workable volume in windows. go into disk management and initialize/format the drive and it'll show up in my computer.