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I haven't added more storage to my PC in years and last time I had it done by a friend since I was completely oblivious as to how to build a PC. I just want to confirm that all I need to do is basically hook the SSD up and it should be good to go, no? I'm not trying to install my OS or anything on it, being as I already have my OS on my current SSD. I'm just looking to get more space.

I'd also like to know if there's anything else that I need to do to get it running perfectly? I'm going to assume it's as easy as I picture it in my head, but better safe than sorry.

Appreciate any responses. redface.gif
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    As long as you connect the new drive to a higher numbered SATA port than the boot device (which would ideally be plugged into SATA0), you shouldn't encounter any difficulties.
    After connecting the new disk and booting the computer, you may have to initialize and format it in Disk Management before it will appear in Windows Explorer. thumb.gif
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Cool, thanks for the help.
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