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Old 02-23-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Adding a second hard drive question

I have never added an un-formatted hdd to an existing system before.

I figured since I have a rather large chunk of files to transfer to the new build, I might as well install this unused 80gb I have laying around; then just transfer it to the new comp.

I can see it in my hardware profile, but it's not showing under my computer, so I'm not sure how to access it.

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Old 02-23-2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management. In the left pane, click on Disk Management. Does the drive show in in the right window? If it does, you can format and initialize it there.
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Thanks, that was painless.

Quick question, the the new mobo is sata2, shouldn't have a problem with the sata drive, no?
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No, it won't have a problem with an sata drive, it's backwards compatible.
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