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Not finding 500 gb drive on computer ... it is new and it is connected

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    got the drivers for your operating system?

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The possible problem is that your pc (you do not say what it is) is not able to recognize the size of the hard drive ,if this is the case ,sometimes the hard drive maker provides software to enable your system to see the hard drive.
but it is a long while since i have seen such software provided.so good luck.

hope this is of some help.
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Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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Maybe your board doesnt support a 500gb drive. try to check your motherboard model on the web and see if it supports. and if it does, try to check if drivers needed for your drive to be detected.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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