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External hdd not detected in my computer but is in device manager

I have a new samsung external hdd that when connected via usb does not come up in my computer but does come up in disc drive list in device manager. I have yet to format this drive but I think this is done in my computer by right click on the drive an selecting format. I have tried all usb ports and have other external hdd that work no worries, Anyone got any ideas
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You probably still need to partition it, before you can even format it.
Try the disk manager in Windows.

In the start menu, right-click "My Computer" and in the popup menu, select "Manage".
One computer management comes up, select disk management and there you should see the disk. You can then create a partition and format it.

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