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Question M.2 Drive works great on New build, but can't see other Hard drives

Bsmooth

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My MSI MPG gaming plus is now up and running. I only had my M.2 SSD drive connected so windows would only load into that. After win 10 is now loaded I shut down and connected my other Hard Drives, but they aren't showing up, but I don't know why. After a new build What drivers need to be installed ?
I also didn't have my network on when I loaded windows, so I wouldn't have to create a Microsoft account. Do I need to load drivers so my SATA drives will show up? Also my DDR memory is only showing as 2333 instead of 3600. My CPU temp is around 30-32C, is that OK ?
I'm sure I'll have more questions, but thanks to everyone so far for all your help.

Board: MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Plus
BIOS: 7D07 VA2
VGA: NVidia GTX 1050Ti
PSU: Corsair RM750x
CPU: Intel? Core? i5-11600K
MEM: 2x8GB, 3600MHz G.Skill Ripjaw F4-3600C16D-16GVK

HDD/SSD: Corsair MP600 PCIe Gen 4 M.2(OS on this), 1x Samsung Evo 850 1TB, Western Digital Blue WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
COOLER: Noctua NH-U12S
Keyboard: Older borrowed Dell USB
Mouse: Older borrowed Dell USB
OC: None
OS: Windows 10 64bit Home
 

VirtualLarry

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Make sure that the SATA devices have SATA power too, and make sure that they are not connected to SATA ports that get disabled when you utilize the M.2 PCI-E slot.
 

biostud

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As VirtualLarry wrote, make sure you have not plugged the sata drive into the shared sata/m2 connector. P. 35 in the manual.
 

Sick Willie

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My MSI MPG gaming plus is now up and running. I only had my M.2 SSD drive connected so windows would only load into that. After win 10 is now loaded I shut down and connected my other Hard Drives, but they aren't showing up, but I don't know why. After a new build What drivers need to be installed ?
I also didn't have my network on when I loaded windows, so I wouldn't have to create a Microsoft account. Do I need to load drivers so my SATA drives will show up? Also my DDR memory is only showing as 2333 instead of 3600. My CPU temp is around 30-32C, is that OK ?
I'm sure I'll have more questions, but thanks to everyone so far for all your help.

Board: MSI MPG Z590 Gaming Plus
BIOS: 7D07 VA2
VGA: NVidia GTX 1050Ti
PSU: Corsair RM750x
CPU: Intel? Core? i5-11600K
MEM: 2x8GB, 3600MHz G.Skill Ripjaw F4-3600C16D-16GVK

HDD/SSD: Corsair MP600 PCIe Gen 4 M.2(OS on this), 1x Samsung Evo 850 1TB, Western Digital Blue WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
COOLER: Noctua NH-U12S
Keyboard: Older borrowed Dell USB
Mouse: Older borrowed Dell USB
OC: None
OS: Windows 10 64bit Home
For your memory to run at 3600, enable the XMP profile in the BIOS. For your hard drive, if it's new, run diskmgmt.msc and initialize/format it.
 

Bsmooth

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I relocated the Corsair M.2 Drive to position 1 to open up all the SATA locations.
Sorry I forgot to mention I updated the bios first thing. I think I can see all the drives now, but my Samsung EVO 1 TB is showing up as only having 69 MB free of 99 MB and its being called System Reserved. I was previously using this as my Windows boot drive before but it had 1 TB then, why only 99MB now?
I'm thinking maybe that was the boot partition for windows, and it has to be formatted ? If so how do I format it and clean it at the same time ?
 
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Bsmooth

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I went under disk management and I found my Samsung EVO drive, but it doesn't show up under this PC. How do I get the PC to recognize it. I read somewhere maybe it needs to be initialized, or maybe on my old PC it happened to get assigned a drive letter that my new PC already has ?
 

Viper GTS

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If you don't need the data on it the simplest thing would be to just use diskpart to 'clean' the disk and then create a partition/format it.

Between diskpart:

How to Diskpart Erase/Clean a Drive Through the Command Prompt | Seagate Support US

And Disk Management:

Overview of Disk Management | Microsoft Docs

This should give you everything you need. If you need the data on it then assigning a drive letter to the partition via disk management should be sufficient to make the data accessible.

Viper GTS
 
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Bsmooth

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I'm all set now, thats what it was it just needed initializing, weird it was the same drive I was using on my last PC and it was working fine.
 

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