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Old 08-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Question Setting up OS Drive and Data Drive

I have installed my operating system onto an SSD and just a few programs that I want running on it.
My plan was to then setup a second drive strictly for data as so many people have, as I just built my new rig and intend to be playing MANY games so I need the extra storage...... BUT the second drive is not showing up anywhere for me to format, it shows up in the BIOS as a SATA device and under the boot options as a boot device..... but I need to format it to use it and I can't find anywhere to do so!!!

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Old 08-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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Have you gone into disk management and initialized it?
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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I swear if I forgot to do that I will shoot myself.

The story is that I had a different drive originally but the one I was shipped was defective so I am going into this a bit annoyed already! Will report back in a few minutes
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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Alright, this time I set it as MBR and am getting a "Data error (cyclic redundancy check)"

Think I should give GPT a shot?
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Setting up OS Drive and Data Drive

Ya I got the same error..... Anyone have any ideas?
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Now it says it is not even connected...
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:48 PM   #7
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That error means that your data could be corrupt, Follow the steps in this guide How to Fix a Cyclic Redundancy Check Error: 9 Steps - wikiHow
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Default Re: Setting up OS Drive and Data Drive

Thing is it is a brand new drive, nothing is on it yet.
Havent even been able to format it to use it with my system
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:29 AM   #9
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What happens when you try to format it?
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Default Re: Setting up OS Drive and Data Drive

That error means that the data doesn't match the 'directory' of files, there's no partition(s). As above, format it (quick works fine).
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That's my problem! I've been trying to format it but have not been able to. As it was only showing up in disk management and I got that error, isn't in my computer to format. I even went in with parted magic and that wouldn't format it

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Have you tried using a 3rd party program to format it?
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Yes. I went in with parted magic and it got a couple weird errors, Restarted and it was fine but now the drive isn't showing up

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I think its safe to say your drive is faulty. Send it back and RMA it to get a replacement.
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Well. Thing is I did that once already. First drive was seen nowhere. This drive I can see in the bios. Just can't get to a point to format it

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Have you tried something bootable like GParted?
GParted Live on USB
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