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This is saying my HDD is my main drive does that need to be changed?

It's saying your System Reserved partition is on the hard drive, which means that the drive must be connected to the system for it to boot(one of Windows' primary partitions). If you want to put that on the SSD, you will need to reinstall Windows with your hard drive disconnected. Otherwise, right click on the Unallocated section and click "Create Simple Volume." Follow the on-screen prompts.

I currently have a intel 730 240GB SSD installed and a 1 TB WD blue drive. I loaded my OS onto the SSD but yet to see the drive in windows. Do I need to add the drive some how? Any help is much apreicated! :)

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Are you booting from the SSD?

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Yes

What drive are you trying to view?

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What drive are you trying to view?

 

The 1 TB WD blue drive isn't showing within windows

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If your talking about the HDD not being seen go into disk management to make sure the volume is allocated.

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The 1 TB WD blue drive isn't showing within windows

You will need to go into Disk Management and create a partition on the drive. It is not usable out of the box.

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This is saying my HDD is my main drive does that need to be changed?

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If your talking about the HDD not being seen go into disk management to make sure the volume is allocated.

 

 

You will need to go into Disk Management and create a partition on the drive. It is not usable out of the box.

 

 

This is saying my HDD is my main drive does that need to be changed?

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This is saying my HDD is my main drive does that need to be changed?

It's saying your System Reserved partition is on the hard drive, which means that the drive must be connected to the system for it to boot(one of Windows' primary partitions). If you want to put that on the SSD, you will need to reinstall Windows with your hard drive disconnected. Otherwise, right click on the Unallocated section and click "Create Simple Volume." Follow the on-screen prompts.

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"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you" - Edward I. Koch

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It's saying your System Reserved partition is on the hard drive, which means that the drive must be connected to the system for it to boot(one of Windows' primary partitions). If you want to put that on the SSD, you will need to reinstall Windows with your hard drive disconnected. Otherwise, right click on the Unallocated section and click "Create Simple Volume." Follow the on-screen prompts.

 

So I need to reinstall windows without the hard drive in and then install the HDD?

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So I need to reinstall windows without the hard drive in and then install it?

If you want that partition moved to the SSD, yes.

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If you want that partition moved to the SSD, yes.

 

Ok thank you I'll do that and say how it goes :)

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If you want that partition moved to the SSD, yes.

Ok so ive installed installed windows into the SSD along with all drivers so do i now shut down my pc and install the HDD?

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Ok so ive installed installed windows into the SSD along with all drivers so do i now shut down my pc and install the HDD?

Yes.

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Ok so ive installed installed windows into the SSD along with all drivers so do i now shut down my pc and install the HDD?

 

Yep now you can turn off the system and reattach the HDD for mass storage.

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Yes.

 

 

Yep now you can turn off the system and reattach the HDD for mass storage.

Thank you both much appreciated I love hardware but havent had much hands on

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