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hey guys ive allways ran raid or a single drive but since i moved to my biostar that doesnt have raid i used a raptor to install my windows on (the 74gb version) and i still have my 2 250 wd hdd hooked up, they are recognized in device manager as being there and the proper size but i cant get any options to save data to them, and when i pull up MY COMPUTER it jsut shows drive C which is the raptor, i need some help on how to use these guys, thanks for the help
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Right click "My Computer," select "Manage." On the the left side click "Disk Management" and see for yourself. You might need to format them first.
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ok so i checked it out and it shows both the extra hdd's but they have a black line after them and it says unallocated under them where as my raptor has a blue line and says healthy under it

does this mean i need to format them, and if so does windows have a format tool i could use or do i have to get one from somewhere else
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Yes. You need to format them. All you have to do it right click the unallocated space. And you should see a "Format" option.
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Make sure you assigned them a drive letter.

Control Panel - > Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management -> Make sure your HDD is on the list

Then right click on it.
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yeah sweet thanks guys, just figured it out, pretty simple just never had to do it before, theres some pretty cool options in there
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