thome41
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HDD not Recognized by OS After Installing SSD as Primary and HDD as Secondary - Brand New XPS 8700

I installed a Samsung 840 Pro SSD following another post  by installing SSD, unplugging the HDD, and then installing the OS (Windows 8 - bit) via reinstall  disk from Dell and everything worked fine, but when I go into the OS after reinstalling the HDD into SATA 2, the HDD is not recognized.  Is there something else I need to do?  both the SSD and the HDD is recognized in the BIOS.

In addition, I plugged the original HDD into SATA 2, could that possibly have anything to do with it (SSD in SATA 0 and DVD in SATA 1).

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RE: HDD not Recognized by OS After Installing SSD as Primary and HDD as Secondary - Brand New XPS 8700

Hi Thome41,

Please check disk management to see if the drive is present. It may be necessary to assign a drive letter.

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