Solved Problem with second hard drive install

Hewlett-packard / P7-1436s
November 21, 2015 at 14:21:51
Specs: Win10, 3.0 ghz/6 Gigs RAM
adding a second hard drive. Physically installed but it is not seen by Win10. SATA cable connected to SATA1. Power connected to same power cable as C drive. Cables checked and seated. Have changed SATA port already. Ran Seagate Disk Wizard with no result. Drive is Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001. It did not come with any documentation - my error, I thought I
ordered a retail package. Do I have a dead drive? I am under the impression that Win10 should auto detect the new drive. There have been no error messages. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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November 21, 2015 at 17:16:39
"Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001. It did not come with any documentation"
No problem.

Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 manual
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?hl=...
http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/...

Uncable the W10 drive & just leave the Seagate drive cabled, then boot into the bios & see if it finds it.



#1
November 21, 2015 at 14:40:21
Have you used Disk Management to partition/format/assign a drive letter to the new drive?

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#2
November 21, 2015 at 14:55:20
Is this your PC?

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/...

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#3
November 21, 2015 at 16:41:02
Yes, that is my computer on that HP link.

Disk Management doesn't show the second HD. Nothing shows the new HD.


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November 21, 2015 at 17:16:39
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"Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001. It did not come with any documentation"
No problem.

Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 manual
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?hl=...
http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/...

Uncable the W10 drive & just leave the Seagate drive cabled, then boot into the bios & see if it finds it.


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#5
November 23, 2015 at 17:48:08
I checked out the new HD by using an external SATA to USB connector. It was not seen at all. So, I am returning it to Amazon and I will be shopping for another HD.Thanks to all for your efforts.

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