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New SSD not showing up

I bought a new 120gb ssd for my old computer cuz its gonna be used for zoom calls n stuff, i just plugged the new ssd but its not showing up in "This PC" 

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Step 1: Right-click on "This PC", select "Manage". Under the Storage section, click "Disk Management".
Step 2: Right-click on the SSD partition and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths…".
Step 3: Among Add, Change, and Remove, click the "Change" button, and then select a drive letter from the list. Click "OK" to confirm.

hope this helps

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how are you gonna use the ssd? as a new drive or as a boot drive.

If you still use a HDD as the boot drive you won't get any performance increase.

Youre gonna need to transfer the windows installation to the SSD to make a difference.

If not it won't do you any good.

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7 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

how are you gonna use the ssd? as a new drive or as a boot drive.

If you still use a HDD as the boot drive you won't get any performance increase.

Youre gonna need to transfer the windows installation to the SSD to make a difference.

If not it won't do you any good.

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8 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

how are you gonna use the ssd? as a new drive or as a boot drive.

If you still use a HDD as the boot drive you won't get any performance increase.

Youre gonna need to transfer the windows installation to the SSD to make a difference.

If not it won't do you any good.

 

20 minutes ago, vistanot said:

Step 1: Right-click on "This PC", select "Manage". Under the Storage section, click "Disk Management".
Step 2: Right-click on the SSD partition and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths…".
Step 3: Among Add, Change, and Remove, click the "Change" button, and then select a drive letter from the list. Click "OK" to confirm.

hope this helps

I can find it in Bios but not in dskmgmt

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Just now, Don Loong II said:

I bought a new 120gb ssd for my old computer cuz its gonna be used for zoom calls n stuff, i just plugged the new ssd but its not showing up in "This PC" 

on a windows computer -

 

Right-click on "This PC", select "Manage". Under the Storage section, click "Disk Management"

 

click on the ssd (it will show up, you will see a *BLACK LINE* under the ssd part)

 

right click and hit, new simple volume. click next until they ask what the drive letter and the type you wan't it to be, select NTFS and select any drive letter over there...

 

your new ssd with appear in explorer, go back to the windows installation setup and see if you can see the ssd in in

 

(this rarely happens) -

if you can't see the sdd there.. open CMD in the windows installation setup, diskpart, listdisk select disk {number}, clean., create partition primary, select partition 1., active.
format fs=ntfs, assign, exit. and see for it to work, if it doesn't, please leave me a msg again... 

EVERYTHING I SAY MAY NOT BE CORRECT!

I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

 

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10 minutes ago, hirusha.adikari said:

on a windows computer -

 

Right-click on "This PC", select "Manage". Under the Storage section, click "Disk Management"

 

click on the ssd (it will show up, you will see a *BLACK LINE* under the ssd part)

 

right click and hit, new simple volume. click next until they ask what the drive letter and the type you wan't it to be, select NTFS and select any drive letter over there...

 

your new ssd with appear in explorer, go back to the windows installation setup and see if you can see the ssd in in

 

(this rarely happens) -

if you can't see the sdd there.. open CMD in the windows installation setup, diskpart, listdisk select disk {number}, clean., create partition primary, select partition 1., active.
format fs=ntfs, assign, exit. and see for it to work, if it doesn't, please leave me a msg again... 

I opened cmd but it say this,

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Just now, Don Loong II said:

I opened cmd but it say this,

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you have to keep a space when typing list disk!

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EVERYTHING I SAY MAY NOT BE CORRECT!

I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

 

My Computers -

Main PC -

CPU - i5 10400 | Motherboard - ASUS PRIME B460 PLUS | RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (16GBx2) 3200MHz - Running at 2666Mhz | Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 1650 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 4G | Power Supply - CORSAIR CV550 80+ Bronze | Storage- KingSpec 120GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - PowerTrain Gaming Case | Color Theme -Black and Red OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

Storage PC - (Connected via 1Gbps Network)

CPU - i5 650 | Motherboard - Intel Dreamsys H55 | RAM - Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 610 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD | HITACHI 500GB 7200RPM HDD | WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - Binch Diac Edition | OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

PC - (i rarely game on this, so this serves as a local mail server)

CPU - i5 3470 | Motherboard - PEGATRON H61 | RAM - Samsung 8GB (4GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 1030 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - some case found from a prebuilt ( lol ) | OS -  Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

 

+1 more pc for testing parts - Core 2 Duo E7500 | Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) RAM | GT 210 | HITACHI 60GB HDD | 350W Stock

 

Cameras -

Nikon D5600 + 18-55MM AF-S VR LENS + Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 

GoPro Hero 7

 

Camera Gear -

Gimbal - FUNSNAP Capture 3

 

Phones - 

iPod Touch 6th Gen, SAMSUNG GALAXY M11, SAMSUNG GALAXY M01 Core, HUAWEI Y9 2018, HUAWEI Y5 Lite 2018, XIAOMI REDMI GO, HTC Desire 526G+

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6 minutes ago, hirusha.adikari said:

 

you have to keep a space when typing list disk!

1164415302_2021-02-0104_43_30-C__Windows_system32_diskpart_exe.png.78916406347efe0f546b9d32e9ffb042.png

Still shows by hdd not sdd

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Just now, Don Loong II said:

Still shows by hdd not sdd

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check for it in bios, go to bios and check for it to appear in the BIOS?

if yes, you will be needing to install a linux distro (i prefer ubuntu) im very sure for you to see both the drives there... click format and sett it up in ubuntu and then install windows again! (i will guide you if you need!)

EVERYTHING I SAY MAY NOT BE CORRECT!

I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

 

My Computers -

Main PC -

CPU - i5 10400 | Motherboard - ASUS PRIME B460 PLUS | RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (16GBx2) 3200MHz - Running at 2666Mhz | Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 1650 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 4G | Power Supply - CORSAIR CV550 80+ Bronze | Storage- KingSpec 120GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - PowerTrain Gaming Case | Color Theme -Black and Red OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

Storage PC - (Connected via 1Gbps Network)

CPU - i5 650 | Motherboard - Intel Dreamsys H55 | RAM - Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 610 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD | HITACHI 500GB 7200RPM HDD | WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - Binch Diac Edition | OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

PC - (i rarely game on this, so this serves as a local mail server)

CPU - i5 3470 | Motherboard - PEGATRON H61 | RAM - Samsung 8GB (4GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 1030 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - some case found from a prebuilt ( lol ) | OS -  Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

 

+1 more pc for testing parts - Core 2 Duo E7500 | Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) RAM | GT 210 | HITACHI 60GB HDD | 350W Stock

 

Cameras -

Nikon D5600 + 18-55MM AF-S VR LENS + Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 

GoPro Hero 7

 

Camera Gear -

Gimbal - FUNSNAP Capture 3

 

Phones - 

iPod Touch 6th Gen, SAMSUNG GALAXY M11, SAMSUNG GALAXY M01 Core, HUAWEI Y9 2018, HUAWEI Y5 Lite 2018, XIAOMI REDMI GO, HTC Desire 526G+

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4 minutes ago, hirusha.adikari said:

check for it in bios, go to bios and check for it to appear in the BIOS?

if yes, you will be needing to install a linux distro (i prefer ubuntu) im very sure for you to see both the drives there... click format and sett it up in ubuntu and then install windows again! (i will guide you if you need!)

Its in bios

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Just now, Don Loong II said:

 

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do you have a ubuntu or mint linux distro with you? live would even be fine!

 

i have had the same issue a couple of months ago... and i fixed it with linux and re installing windows

EVERYTHING I SAY MAY NOT BE CORRECT!

I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

 

My Computers -

Main PC -

CPU - i5 10400 | Motherboard - ASUS PRIME B460 PLUS | RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (16GBx2) 3200MHz - Running at 2666Mhz | Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 1650 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 4G | Power Supply - CORSAIR CV550 80+ Bronze | Storage- KingSpec 120GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - PowerTrain Gaming Case | Color Theme -Black and Red OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

Storage PC - (Connected via 1Gbps Network)

CPU - i5 650 | Motherboard - Intel Dreamsys H55 | RAM - Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 610 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD | HITACHI 500GB 7200RPM HDD | WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - Binch Diac Edition | OS -  Windows 10 Pro 1909

 

PC - (i rarely game on this, so this serves as a local mail server)

CPU - i5 3470 | Motherboard - PEGATRON H61 | RAM - Samsung 8GB (4GBx2) - Running at 1066Mhz | Graphics Card - GT 1030 | Power Supply - PowerStation 500W | Storage- Seagate Barracuda 500x2GB 7200RPM HDD | Case - some case found from a prebuilt ( lol ) | OS -  Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

 

+1 more pc for testing parts - Core 2 Duo E7500 | Samsung 4GB (2GBx2) RAM | GT 210 | HITACHI 60GB HDD | 350W Stock

 

Cameras -

Nikon D5600 + 18-55MM AF-S VR LENS + Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 

GoPro Hero 7

 

Camera Gear -

Gimbal - FUNSNAP Capture 3

 

Phones - 

iPod Touch 6th Gen, SAMSUNG GALAXY M11, SAMSUNG GALAXY M01 Core, HUAWEI Y9 2018, HUAWEI Y5 Lite 2018, XIAOMI REDMI GO, HTC Desire 526G+

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Do you have windows installer in hand?

Why don't you just skip the cloning since your HDD is far bigger than the SSD, you would need to backup everything on that drive, which takes longer time than it's worth.

Go ahead download windows 10 installer in MS website.

Install RUFUS, plug an 8GB thumbdrive to make the installer.

Shutdown and unplug the old HDD, boot with the thumbdrive plugged.

Go through the installation and see if the ssd listed in drive option.

After installation completed, shutdown and replug the old HDD.

Select the SSD as the main boot drive.

 

Now you have 2 windows, you can choose to delete the old one, but you can also keep it for backup, if ever the new one crashed / have problems.

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