03-21-2018, 06:57 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
OS: Win 7
Originally Posted by spunk.funk
A brand new HDD has to be Initialized, Partitioned, Formatted
and assigned a Drive Letter before Windows will see it in Windows Explorer.
Press the Win
and choose Disk Management
. This should start the New Disk Wizard
. If not, in the lower pane, right click the Disk# (ie) Disk1, Disk2
etc and choose to Initialize
the drive GPT not
MBR, once Initialized
, you can Partition and Format it NTFS.
You can also do this with a 3rd party app like Minitool Partition Manager.
Got it working, thank you very much for explaining :)