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Installing 2nd hard drive

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Ok so i have my new system put together, and just have a question on installing a second hard drive, after physically installing it into my pc, is there anything in particular i need to do / adjust? Im just planning on using it mainly as extra storage and maybe a few games when the one im on now starts to fill up.

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  1. Physically install it.
  2. Boot to windows, and open "Computer Management"
  3. Go to "Disk Management" and enable the drive.
  4. Format
  5. ???
  6. Profit
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Simple as that eh? Well than i have nothing to worry about, thanks alot
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post #4 of 4
As PioneerIsland said.

Extra steps, in case you need them;

right-click on 'my computer' to get the option for computer management.

right click on the drive in 'disk management' for 'enable drive'

for formatting, chose NTFS.

Simples
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