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How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New Solid State Drive (SSD)

How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Synopsis: An easy to follow guide on how to initialize, partition and format a brand new SSD

This easy to follow guide will get you up and running with your new SSD in no time. See the link below to download the tutorial.

Any new drive you purchase unless clearly stated should come completely clean, meaning not formatted, not partitioned, and not even initialized. For instance, lets say you purchase a brand new BP4 mSATA 120GB SSD and a BP4 mSATA enclosure because you wanted a fast, reliable, low cost USB/SSD solution. You carefully assemble it, and when you plug it in, it makes the successful USB noise and even shows that a device is being installed, but it's not in 'My Computer' as a drive, and you cannot transfer information to or from it. This is a common issue, and hopefully this tutorial will explain what needs to be done.

*This tutorial is specific to Windows operating systems, it is similar with Mac and Linux, but for exact instructions, please email technical support at tech@mydigitaldiscount.com.

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Tutorial_MyDigitalDiscount_Initalize_New_SSD.pdf (PDF 690KB)

Comments on How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New Solid State Drive (SSD)

Mike McGarghan Friday, February 13, 2015 01:51:29 AM
This was very easy and comprehensive to follow. I was able to go and set up one of my two M.2 NGFF drives right off tonight based on these when my searches from within Windows 7 and HP Tools didn't help any more than searching the web easily. I am once more glad for this support option as well as the emails back and forth pre-sales between your sales representative to make sure that I was going to be able to use and purchase the correct devices for my (2) PC computers when HP and CDW the reseller didn't want to bother. My only gripe on this installation guide, is that it is geared for someone who wanted to install your device as a USB or removable drive it appeared to me, and I was looking for a few more choices for permanent drive installations but that is just a minor quibble. Otherwise for what it was offered as and how it got the job done I can't complain at all ;-)
I am defiantly saving this in my cheats folder on my network.
MM.


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