Baught a Hitachi HDP725032GLAT80 hard drive. Installed it as a slave drive in my existing PC ... The PC says it's installed and working correctly, but I cannot see it in Windows Explorer??? Have I missed something?
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You must go to BIOS setup and follow the steps.God bless youHowever follow this steps:
Instructions 1 Remove the screws on your computer case and slide the cover off of the machine. Notice the hard drive bays in the front of the machine. The existing hard drive is installed in one of these bays.
2 Use the tweezers to set the jumper pins to "Slave" mode. The jumper pins are white connectors located on the back of the hard drive. Above the jumper pin section on the hard drive is the schema to set the drive to "Slave."
3 Insert the hard drive into the computer case bay underneath the existing drive. Screw in the drive and mount it to the case using the screws included with the hard drive packaging.
4 Connect the hard drive cable from the main hard drive to the secondary slave drive. There are two connectors on the hard drive cable. The very end of it is inserted into the main hard drive. The middle connection is used for the slave drive. Insert this secondary, middle connector into your newly installed drive.
5 Insert one of the power supply cables into the back of the hard drive. This supplies electrical power to the device.
6 Replace the case cover back onto the machine. Ensure you replace the screws to properly fasten it to the computer case.
These computers will accept a second hard drive, (Master = C Drive & Slave = D Drive)
The easiest solution is just to install another hard drive which will then become the slave drive.
You can then transfer all your personal information onto this drive using windows explorer while leaving the bootup, operating system and any exisitng software on the exisitng drive. Any new software can then also be installed on the new slave drive.
All cables (IDE & Power) will already be within the computer but you may need to enter the BIOS at startup and select Auto Detect for the slave drive. You must also ensure that the new drive you install has the correct jumper setting i.e. Cable Select.
If this is a IDE drive...You may have the data cable connected the wrong way around.
Do you only have one hard drive installed..?
If you have and you are connecting this drive on the same data cable as your hard drive, you need to set the hard drive to "slave present" or "Master" and the dvd drive to "slave"
If this is a SATA drive, you do not need to do this and you may have a faulty drive..
On the rear panel of the drives (where the cables plug in) is a jumper pin. Now either marked on the case or even on the drive label are the meaning of these pins. There are usually four sets of two pins laid out vertically. You need to put the little black jumper onto the pins marked "slave" on the dvd drive and "slave present" or "Master" on the hard drive if they are both on the same data cable. you can also set both drives to "cable select" but you then have to use the correct connector on the data cable for each drive. try the slave and master settings first, if you have no luck, message me again..
Most hard drives I've come across have tiny little letters on the PCB next to the jumpers that say MA SL CS which are for master, slave, and cable select. If that doesn't work, go to Hitachi's website and search their support section. There is a diagram of the jumpers for that drive out there somewhere. Good luck!
in order to set it to slave you first needs to make sure the cable that u hoodked up to the hard drive is the slave not secondary then boot the computer to the bios and then under the ide section section you need to ensure that the hard drive is recognized as primary slave it will show the hard drive as a primary or a secondary that will let you you that u have the cable hooked up to the harddrive right if not usee the other connector on the same cabel and repeat the bios settings i know it sounds hard but it really is not good luck !!!!
Did you format it? The PC won't recognize it until it's formatted, which you can do via Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management, then click on Disk Management on the left side. You'll see the drive, and have the option to format it right from there. That's the first thing to check. Let me know if you've already done that and it's still not being recognized.
all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.