New vortex III, 2nd hdd not showing
First things first, here's the laptop spec...
Chassis & Display Vortex Series:17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080) (£79)
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3610QM (2.30GHz) 6MB
Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card AMD® Radeon® HD 7970M - 2GB DDR5 Video RAM (PRE-ORDER, EARLY JUNE)
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 240GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)
SSD CACHE DRIVE NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive SONY BC-5550H 4x BLURAY COMBO DRIVE & CYBERLINK SOFTWARE (£59)
Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Sound Card Intel 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio + SPDIF/MIC/Headphone Jack
Network Facilities GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® ADVANCED-N 6235 (300Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
Firewire 1 X 1394a FIREWIRE PORT
Battery Vortex Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 220W AC Adaptor
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
Now the problem...
SSD is showing in Computer fine along with the BD drive. Scorpio black is not present.
Checked properties and all three drives show up.
Checked device manager and both SSD and HDD show up, and both are working normally.
Checked start up screen and SSD is channel one, BD is channel 2, Scorpio is channel zero.
I'm thinking its probably been set up correctly, and I just didn't ask for it to be set up as a data drive.
I would like it to show up in 'Computer' as a data drive.....any thoughts or help?
Only other thing is in the properties/volume i did a populate button push, ssd comes up as C: and the scorpio black comes up as 'system reserved - 100mb'
Would appreciate any help.
What does it show in disk management,to open click "Start"/right click"computer"/Manage/under "Storage"select "Disk Management",
or click "start" and type diskmgmt.msc in search box.
SSD is C: Disk 1
BD Drive is D:
HDD shows System reserved. Disk 0 (zero)
100mb NTFS - Healthy (System,active,primary partition)
698 GB unallocated.
Would I have to allocate that unallocated space a simple volume then?
ps. sorry for delaying replying vanthus, was nom nom dinner.
If the drive is showing as unallocated, Normally I would say,
right click on the black bar of the "unallocated drive",
click on "new simple volume"then follow the wizard,
but this might delete the system reserved partion,this should really be on the ssd OS drive which should be disk 0.If it does delete the system reserved partition you will probably need to do a clean install.
Last edited by vanthus; 20-06-12 at 21:37.
All understood. I'll give the new simple volume a go. If it goes wrong, Ill do a clean install.
Many thanks for your help. Very much appreciated.
Update : Simple volume worked a treat. So, all working at the moment.
Ill bear mind the info about the system reserve partition. See how I go.
Glad it worked for you
Originally Posted by rhumbline
Apparently it's not uncommon for Windows7 to install the system reserved partition on a drive other than the OS drive so it's probably nothing to worry about.