How to add a second drive to a Windows 8 system

  SimonBWFC 19:06 03 Apr 14

Hi again

Sorry for the delay I had to go and make tea!

So I have assembled the following system today:

Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 i5 4670K 8GB Corsair ram DVD R (SATA 0) Kingston 120GB SSD (SATA 1) Seagate 1TB (SATA 2) Windows 8

Following advice on the net I installed Windows on the SSD hard drive without the Seagate 1TB hard drive being connected.

Tested the system and all is going well, I'm impressed with the boot up speed : )

Shut down the system and added the Seagate hard drive to SATA 2, no being quite naive I expected to see the hard drive! But it's not there.

I've been in to disk management and BIOS and can't see it in either.

Hope you can please help... sorry!


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:23 03 Apr 14

while in BIOS check all sata ports enabled

if already enabled try connecting drive to another port.

  BRYNIT 20:42 03 Apr 14

Also check the power and SATA cable are inserted correctly.

  SimonBWFC 20:53 03 Apr 14

I have tried both suggestions. In the BIOS SATA port is shown as not in use.



  rdave13 21:42 03 Apr 14

I'd put the sata 1TB in an enclosure. Boot up the PC then connect via USB. See if Windows will recognize it at all.

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