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post #11 of 26
Just got to My Computer and right click on the drive, then Format. But if the drive is not there, then yeh, Disk Management.
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Ok awesome. Do you get the cable for the psu with it? Assume you do?
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Many thanks for this! How do i reformat the HDD? In disk management?
as XScounter said, once windows is installed and both hdd's are back in. go in to admin tools, in the control panel, then computer management, then storage, then disk management. right click on the drive you want to format, and select format. Otherwise just do it from my computer as it SHOULD show up in there.
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Ok awesome. Do you get the cable for the psu with it? Assume you do?
it's just a standard sata power cable.

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post #16 of 26
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it's just a standard sata power cable.

And you get these with the SSD? Sorry its my first time doing this lol....n00B . So one goes in the mobo, the other in the PSU?
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post #17 of 26
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And you get these with the SSD? Sorry its my first time doing this lol....n00B . So one goes in the mobo, the other in the PSU?
yes. the larger flat plug, on the left, comes from your power supply. You likely already have one connected to your HDD and optical drive already. There should be 4 to 6 on an average PSU.
the SATA cable (red one, on the right) goes to your motherboard. You should have one of these laying around if you built your system (motherboards usually come with 4 of them)
If you do need to buy one because you can't find one, they're cheap and readily available. I'm sure somebody would probably ship you one for the cost of shipping on OCN
post #18 of 26
Power cable comes with PSU, it's the same one as for HDD. The SATA cable usually comes with motherboard.
post #19 of 26
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Ok thanks alot guys. I bought this system prebuilt for me....i havent been given my cables or anything which makes me annoyed and hence why im doing it myself from now on. Is it posible to buy the power cable needed?
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post #20 of 26
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Ok so ive just looked at an unboxing vid of my PSU and the cables are attached so im guessing i dont need to worry? The thing with buying a system prebuilt is that i dont know what they have done with the cables (management) so im gonna have to look around for this power cable needed before i can install the SSD.
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