I have just installed windows 7 on my computer and on the install I was able to choose my two hard drives both my samsung and my ssd , I choosed my samsung and it installed without errors. But now while im on my computer my ssd hard drive isn't showing up in my computer nor can I install or find it anywhere! I had the same issue while trying to install windows on my ssd, then my samsung didn't show up ! Please if you have any answers or have had a equal problem respond to this!

  • It sounds like you don't have a driver or the correct driver. This is why it's not even showing up in Disk Management. Are you running 64 or 32 bit Windows? – Lee Taylor Dec 20 '12 at 14:09
  • Does it come up in the Device Manager? – Bigbio2002 Dec 20 '12 at 15:37
  • @LeeTaylor: Im running 64 bit – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 18:16
  • @JohanEkman OK, What is the model of the Samsung drive? You'll need to find a 64-bit driver for your SSD. – Lee Taylor Dec 20 '12 at 18:32
  • @LeeTaylor: Its a samsung 840 series – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 19:33

Its possible that you don't have a partition created on the disk (did you delete all the partitions from the disks when installing Windows7?).

To check that you need to to right click on My computer > Manage > Disk Management

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Chose the disk that does not contain any partition and create a new one. Don't forget to assign it a letter or a mount path.

Another option is that the partition(s) exist on the disk and there is no letter assigned to it, in that case follow the instructions to get to the Disk Management tool, right click on the partition and choose Change letter / paths from the menu.

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    My ssd does not show up there either, there is only my samsung and something that was reserved for important files from windows, Its really weird because I had them both working perfectly before but then I used DBAN to wipe the computer and now its like this! Do you think the DBAN has something to do with it ? – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 12:52
  • on youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=qwDZ8bNFi3Q – JinSnow Nov 15 '15 at 18:35

Your best bet may be to load up a Linux live CD (Ubuntu, Fedora, whatever your flavor), and format the nonexisitng HDD to NTFS using Linux. I've seen this happen on a few occasions after installation, and I have had to format the HDD using another OS.

  • Hmm yea that might be a good thing to try! Ill give it a shot if nothing else does it! – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 18:17

You will need to download the latest driver for your SSD :


Please download, install, and let me know if this works.

  • This drive actually finds the ssd but I'm not sure how to turn it on. I couldnt find any way of finding a way to activate it, but im glad it comfirms my ssd is in there atleast. Do you know of how I might be able to turn it on from here on ? – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 21:22
  • @JohanEkman Hi. Does your drive now appear in Disk Management? Does it appear in Device Manager? – Lee Taylor Dec 20 '12 at 22:30
  • :Neither, it appears in System information if I run the samsung ssd magician. It appears under Drive summary , not sure if I can unlock it from there – Johan Ekman Dec 20 '12 at 22:42

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