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I got a new PC from Newegg. It was supposed to have come with a 2 TB SSD and a 2 TB HDD. I brought up File Explorer, but only saw one drive, the C drive:

 

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So, at first, I was pretty upset. Where's my second drive? I got onto Newegg, connected with a customer service rep, then realized that perhaps there was a second drive there. So I then brought up Windows 10 Disk Management. Sure enough, there's a second drive. Only it's not recognized as a drive D.

 

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Also notice that the C drive is on Disk 1, whereas the unidentified drive is on Disk 0. If I do whatever it is I have to do to make the second drive visible, won't it then try to become the boot drive? So, here's the questions I have

 

First, how to I make that second drive visible/identifiable to Windows 10?

 

Second, how to I make that second drive not become the boot drive? I'd rather leave the C drive as is. Make the second drive my D drive.

 

Third, how do I verify that my C drive is the SSD and my second drive is a HDD?

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5 hours ago, Rodf said:

I got a new PC from Newegg. It was supposed to have come with a 2 TB SSD and a 2 TB HDD. I brought up File Explorer, but only saw one drive, the C drive:

 

440415242_Screenshot2021-08-15080750.thumb.png.a8c88662f279e26812d2e923b703ec7b.png

 

So, at first, I was pretty upset. Where's my second drive? I got onto Newegg, connected with a customer service rep, then realized that perhaps there was a second drive there. So I then brought up Windows 10 Disk Management. Sure enough, there's a second drive. Only it's not recognized as a drive D.

 

736449929_Screenshot2021-08-15081254.png.5b18e151ee41424f33d8c35eacd75bfe.png

 

Also notice that the C drive is on Disk 1, whereas the unidentified drive is on Disk 0. If I do whatever it is I have to do to make the second drive visible, won't it then try to become the boot drive? So, here's the questions I have

 

First, how to I make that second drive visible/identifiable to Windows 10?

 

Second, how to I make that second drive not become the boot drive? I'd rather leave the C drive as is. Make the second drive my D drive.

 

Third, how do I verify that my C drive is the SSD and my second drive is a HDD?

I’m sure that you have figured this out already 😀, but if you right-click a drive in Disk Management, you can see the drive model directly

 

BR, Bjørn

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