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Installing 2nd hard drive

post #1 of 6
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Hi guys I have just installed my second hard drive on my pc but it does not show on My Computer. Basically I connected the extra plug from the 1st HD to the 2nd HD. Then I used this red thin wire to connect the HD to motherboard, just like the 1st HD. In device manager under disk drives I see:

st3320620as ata device
st3500320as ata device

When I turned on my pc something came up on the taskbar saying "your new device is installed...."

What else should I do guys to get this up and running?

I have this by the way:

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SEAGATE
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post #2 of 6
did you change the jumper in the back of the second h/d to slave? one is master and one is slave, right?

edit: i have had to create a partition on external h/d's before, are you familiar with that process?
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^^^ check that, then check in Disk Management (right click on my computer)
    
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post #4 of 6
you need to have one set as master and one as slave.
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You need to go to disk management and initialize / format the new drive. (I'd give you steps, but I don't have Vista yet, so can't). Someone else should be in soon to tell you particulars for Vista...
    
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Ok guys thanx for the help. I have successfully installed my 2nd HD but here is the thing, say I have to unzip a file that is 7GB for example. When I unzip it, it automatically unzips to my primary HD which is full, although I have created a folder in 2nd HD and I chose to unzip in 2nd drive. So what I have to do is 1st empty some space in my primary HD, unzip the file in primary HD, then move it 2nd HD. Also I moved a 50GB folder from primary hg to 2nd hd but the thin is, it didn't just move, I still have the folder in primary HD. So it copied it in essence. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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