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How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:55 pm
by MrHansi
Hello guys,

so I bought in fact 2 ssds (500gb samsung evo 960 if thats important). I also installed them in my desktop. My goal was to use 1 of those ssds on my windows partition and one for my linux partition. My problem is that windows doesnt even recognizes the new ssds, the linux partition "sees" both ssds but if I type in df -h I only see how much space is left on the current ssd and I dont know how I could access the new one. Can someone help me? I know I probably sound like the stupidest guy on this forum... But I really tried and dont know how to solve this issue

greetings

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:10 pm
by deepakdeshp

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:48 pm
by GS3
MrHansi wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:55 pm
I bought in fact 2 ssds (500gb samsung evo 960 if thats important). I also installed them in my desktop. My goal was to use 1 of those ssds on my windows partition and one for my linux partition. My problem is that windows doesnt even recognizes the new ssds, the linux partition "sees" both ssds but if I type in df -h I only see how much space is left on the current ssd and I dont know how I could access the new one. Can someone help me? I know I probably sound like the stupidest guy on this forum... But I really tried and dont know how to solve this issue
Are they formatted? Did you format them?

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:56 pm
by MrHansi
I dont know. I opened my pc and plugged in the sata cable to my ssd and my mainboard. And then I rebooted my pc.

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm
by GS3
MrHansi wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:56 pm
I dont know. I opened my pc and plugged in the sata cable to my ssd and my mainboard. And then I rebooted my pc.
They are probably not formatted. If you are going to install Linux OS in one that will format it. If you just want it for data storage you can format it by going to Preferences - Disks- Format. For Linux use Etx4. For Windows use NTFS. Be careful not to format the wrong disk.

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:49 pm
by MrHansi
Wait could you elaborate? So I boot my linux partition and then what do I type in to my terminal to formatthe ssd?

Re: How to "activate"(?) my new ssd

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:27 pm
by GS3
MrHansi wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Wait could you elaborate? So I boot my linux partition and then what do I type in to my terminal to formatthe ssd?
Boot into Linux. Go to Start - Preferences - Disks

There, in the left column, you will see all physical disks, whether formatted or not.

In the right panel you can see their structure, partitions, etc.

Make sure you are identifying and selecting the right disk. They would show no partitions. the ones with partitions will show the info for each partition.

Select the one you want to format and in tools select format and the format type, ntfs, etc. You can make one or several partitions, etc. Look around and study all the options.

Once formatted you might need to mount the partition for it to show in the file manager.