Second SATA drive showing in BIOS but not Device Manager


  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 10
       #1

    Second SATA drive showing in BIOS but not Device Manager


    I've just added a 2nd HD to my Dell system with Win 10. It shows in the BIOS and Seagate tools finds it. It does not show up in Device manager or Computer Management/Storage - Disc Management or anywhere. Not sure if this si Won 10 specific. Anyone else seen this or has any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)
       #2

    It is possible that the drive is formatted by a system that windows can't recognise?
    It would also be possible that it formarly was part of a RAID array and that Windows can't recognize also

    Make sure the extra HD has not been used by Linux or similar
    Or.... try to add it as an external drive
    Some drives have no low level format and come with software to partition the drive before it can be read by Windows at all

    Good luck
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  3. Posts : 42
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Harpert said:
    It is possible that the drive is formatted by a system that windows can't recognise?
    It would also be possible that it formarly was part of a RAID array and that Windows can't recognize also

    Make sure the extra HD has not been used by Linux or similar
    Or.... try to add it as an external drive
    Some drives have no low level format and come with software to partition the drive before it can be read by Windows at all

    Good luck
    Thanks, interestingly I have tried it with two different drives that came from Windows XP Dell systems that I had managed and used NTFS so they should have just appeared and worked. They both had error warnings from Dell PC Checkup despite working 'OK' so I replaced them.
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