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Old 04-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default What am I doing wrong (SSD)?

recently bought 2 Kingston SSD so I can put them in Raid format later for my programs and OS. I just plugged them in to make sure neither was DOA but nothing is popping up. I tried restarting my computer as well but still nothing. I tried different cables and also tried them in a port that I already know works. Both of my current HDDs work fine and my storage HDD was simply plug and play like any other I've ever used. Is there something special I need to do since they are SSDs?
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What do you mean they don't pop up? assuming the drives are 100% new, they need to be initialized and formatted before they appear within windows explorer/my computer.

This is a good walk through. I tend to prefer the second method they cover using computer management:

How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:16 AM   #3
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What do you mean they don't pop up? assuming the drives are 100% new, they need to be initialized and formatted before they appear within windows explorer/my computer.

This is a good walk through. I tend to prefer the second method they cover using computer management:

How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows
Damn I can't believe it's been that long since I messed with any kind of storage that I entirely forgot about that, talk about feeling like an idiot lol. Thanks
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