2 Hard drive Not Recognized

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satch89

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Hey all! I am having trouble getting a second HDD to be recognized by Windows 8. Here's what I know, I have it plugged into the SATA 2 port, the original HDD is connected to SATA1, and the optical drive is set to SATA 3. There is an unused eSATA port. I don't know what it is for. I started the computer and entered the BIOS. It recognized the 2nd HDD, but when I start the computer and check to see if it is there, it doesn't show it. I looked under disk management, but all I can see it the primary drive and the optical drive. I have a Levono. Any help would be appreciated.
 

satch89

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I am not trying to configure a RAID set up. I just that second hard drive so I can access my old files.
 

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Try taking the connectors off the optical drive and connecting them to the new hard drive. Does the hard drive show up in Windows then ?
 
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