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Comp won't assign drive letter to recently added Seagate ST310211

I was recently given a Seagate ST310211A by a friend who thought that it was out of an Xbox. I was planning on using it for media files on my PC but my comp won't assign it a drive letter. It is recognized both in BIOS and in Device Manager. Is there a step I missed during installation? Or is the drive possibly no good?

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Its possible the drive doesnt have a partition on it. Right-Click on "My Computer" and go to "Manage". Then go into Disc Management and the drive should show up.

If you see the drive, you can create a partition, and assign a drive letter :)

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