My newly installed drive won't show up (Format)


Most drives need just a few simple buttons clicks to get setup. Follow the steps below to get your drive up and running.


  • Once you are in Windows, right-click on the start menu on the bottom left-hand corner and select Disk Management.

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  • From there look for the disk that says, Unallocated space. Right-click inside the boxed area and select New Simple Volume.

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  • Select Next.
  • Next again (Do not change settings here)
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*-*You will be given a screen like this one (assign a different driver letter if you desire)*-*
  • Make sure NTFS is selected as a file system and select Next.

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  • Confirm your settings and select Finish, then you will see your drive become useable.

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Enjoy your new drive!



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