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UofAZCats
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-04-2012
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New Install - Doesn't Show

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?

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drlucky
Posts: 3,014
Registered: ‎07-18-2007
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Re: New Install - Doesn't Show

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

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8482/kw/drive%20letter

 

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.

 

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taipan
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-08-2012
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Re: New Install - Doesn't Show

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.

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Kdloveday
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2012
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Re: New Install - Doesn't Show

i am have the same problem. i try to initialize it it says "Devise is not ready"

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Kdloveday
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2012
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Re: New Install - Doesn't Show

its working now, unpluged it and plug it back in and i was able to initialize it :smileyhappy: