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i was just wondering about the SSDs are they pretty much plug and play, is there anything special you have to do to have more then one? or anything speciall you have to do to have one SSD and one HDD (sata) cause i tried having 2 HDD (sata) plugged in and it wouldn't show the second one.

and what is the RAID i keep reading about it seems kind of confusing.
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When you plug in a new hard drive, you need to go to disk management in windows, and select a new drive letter for the drive. Then you will be able to see it in My Computer.
For a solid state drive setup, it is best to install 1 SSD, install windows, then install 2nd SSD and use it for storage. you will have to designate the drive letter for every new drive you add to your computer.
    
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is that a sata thing cause i never had to do that with my IDE drives?

and were is disk managament? so the first one is automatic recognition? but the others you have to desigate the letter?
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let me write this more clearly.
1) I'm not sure if this was IDE as well, but I think I remember having to do this with IDE drives. it's been a while.

2) When you install windows, the initial drive you install it onto will be marked as C:\\ and you will not have to designate a letter to that drive. it is done automatically.

3) When you add a new drive after installing windows, you must initialize it by adding a drive letter. follow the steps below:

Disk management can be found by typing in "Disk Management" in the search bar from the start menu. They've changed the name in Windows 7 to "Create and Manage disk partitions"







By designating a letter for the new drive, it will now be recognized in My Computer.
This works the same for SSD and HDD. there are different ways to optimize a SSD but for simple setup, that is how it is done.

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