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post #1 of 12
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Hey folks
This query would sound noob-ish but then , It would be better to ask!

Running my system on one WD Black 500GB HDD , now got a WD Blue 500GB , how do i go about its installation?
Both are internal drives and I am aware of putting the drive , but any steps / software or precautions for running them together!

Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!
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post #2 of 12
Not quite understanding what information you require
Edited by wthenshaw - 5/29/13 at 8:01am
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post #3 of 12
In what way do you want to run them together?

Just use both of them or RAID?
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post #4 of 12
When I added another internal HDD to my system I just powered it off unplugged everything opened her up and installed it. What OS are you running? It should be automatically recognized as like drive 'D:' or something like that.
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post #5 of 12
If I understand correctly, just plug in the SATA connectors and the SATA power connectors, and you should be good.
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post #6 of 12
If you're not doing raid and want to use the second 500gb drive as an extra storage space all you have to do is plug it in and Windows will take care of the rest, assigning it a drive letter and whatnot.
post #7 of 12
SATA HDDs are plug and play, you can actually connect and disconnect them while the computer is ON, even if they are internal drives.

You should just select in the BIOS which one of them has your OS so it can look for the OS to boot from the proper drive.
The one with data will pop up in your computer just like a USB flash drive or a DVD would

You shouldn't be looking to RAID them because it might not even work depending on your controller because they are different drives. Even if they work, one of them would be bottlenecked by the slower one.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post


You shouldn't be looking to RAID them because it might not even work depending on your controller because they are different drives. Even if they work, one of them would be bottlenecked by the slower one.

This.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

SATA HDDs are plug and play, you can actually connect and disconnect them while the computer is ON, even if they are internal drives.

Have you ever actually added a HDD to your computer while it was on? For some reason I would feel uneasy doing that haha (although I believe you 100%!)
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post #10 of 12
its simple, just plug the drive in, that is power and sata cables and format it either in disk managment or this method

1.Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
2.Type list disk, press Enter
3.Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
4.Type clean, press Enter
5.Type create partition primary, press Enter
6.Type active, press Enter
7.Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
8.Type assign, press Enter
9.Type exit, press Enter
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