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OS Install: Boot Partition Installation on Secondary HDD

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I've read Sean's guide on how to properly install Windows 8, but I've always wondered if it's necessary to unplug drives that have not been formatted in order to prevent the boot partition from being installed on another drive other than an SSD. Should they be unplugged, and further as an example,would HDD's on a RAID Card need to be unplugged too, or should all the drives be disconnected regardless of whether they have been formatted (to prevent separation of boot partition)?
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I once made the same mistake by leaving a secondary HDD when installing OS.
Eventually the boot partition was in the second HDD.
From then on, I unplugged all other HDDs (formatted or not) when installing OS, to prevent the same thing happen again.
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