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Two M.2 drives installed, pc only sees one?

rbiemer
  • 5 months ago

I have just built this: PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $329.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB MINI ITX OC Video Card -
Case Lazer3D L27 Mini ITX Desktop Case -
Power Supply Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $139.99 @ Corsair
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $133.94 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1382.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-01 09:52 EDT-0400

(EDITED because I had the wrong part list.)

Well, almost, I am waiting on the case. But, for now, the system is running fine. But, it is only seeing one drive. In "this pc" there is only a "C" drive and no second drive--I expected to see "C" and "D" drives there.

I suspect I'm missing something really basic but I can't figure it out. I also have gone to Gigabyte's page and asked them. And they "will respond in 3 to 7 business days." Bother.

Any suggestions and or help would be much appreciated, folks! Thanks, all! Rob

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I expected to see "C" and "D" drives there.

Did you initialize and format the second drive using disk management in windows?

Hint: Type "disk man" in the search bar down in the task bar.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

DOH! I have now done that. Problem sorted, thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

NICE!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

check if both are seen in the UEFI, and then format the one that doesn't have your OS

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Two other things: I found a 2070 Mini gpu and I did not buy OEM Windows but bought directly from Microsoft so my Win 10 Pro is tied to my account NOT to my hardware.

Rob

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