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I have a ThinkPad W510 and I installed a SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III. I inserted the installation disk  and installed the device, but the computer seems unable to detect the second hard drive on My Computer.


When I go to Device Manager, however, I see two hard drives.


How do I format the second hard drive?


Your new second hard drive (sitting in the UltraBay HDD caddy adapter) is not yet "initialized."

That's why Explorer does not "see" it.


To initialize a brand-new hard drive:


1. Click Windows orb. Type "Disk Management" (without quotes) in the search box. Select the option "Create and format hard disk partitions" to open the program.


2. You should see a pop-up window similar to this:



3. Follow the steps to create a new simple volume (partition) and assign a drive letter and format the partition.

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