Recently purchased a new Windows 8 PC.
It came with one hard drive.
I want to a second hard drive to it. This second hard drive is my data hard drive from my previous computer.
However, I have run into issues when the system accesses it.
The drive is found in the BIOS. But is not seen by Explorer or Disk Management.
I have added the drive to the next available SATA slot: SATA 2.
The machine is a UEFI/ACHI based machine.
In my reading I have found people documenting the following:
1) adding multiple partitioned hard drives (like mine is) to UEFI based machines is not possible 2) I have seen it suggested that you can only add blank hard drives to UEFI based machines. However, in doing so, I did not have success. I tried to add it as a hard drive with unallocated space and then as a hard drive with a single simple partition. Both attempts failed.
My ultimate question:
What is the proper procedure for adding a second hard drive to a UEFI/ACHI machine?
I do not want to reinstall the OS and start from scratch as I have seen suggested elsewhere. There has to be a way to accomplish this without all that hassle.
Thanks in advance for your help.