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I need to format my HDD (HD103SJ) before I can use it.

I'm in Disk Management right now, on Windows 7.



Disk 1 is the Hard Drive I want to Format, I just don't know how to. I looked at Samsung's website too but couldn't find anything..
post #2 of 9
Convert it to Dynamic Disk, and then right-click and select Format.
NTFS Quick.
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Originally Posted by HandGunPat View Post
Convert it to Dynamic Disk, and then right-click and select Format.
NTFS Quick.
Why would you convert it to a dynamic disk?
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Right click on the black part on Disc 1, new Spanned Volume.
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Why would you convert it to a dynamic disk?
I had the same problem recently, and I had to convert it in order to format it.
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post #6 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
Right click on the black part on Disc 1, new Spanned Volume.
Are you sure? I wouldn't use new Simple Volume no?
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Using a dynamic disk can cause horrors if it was to fail. Because the data can be linked to other disks, I have seen instances of use where a failure of the dynamic storage drive has caused the OS on the system drive to become inoperable.

Use with caution, or better yet don't use at all. It is an outdated tech that really is no longer needed in many cases.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 2/24/11 at 9:52am
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
Right click on the black part on Disc 1, new Spanned Volume.
When I do that it tells me to select the Disk I want to use, and select 'Add', but it's already added, and I can't go to the next step because the Next button is greyed out. Wouldn't "New Simple Volume..." work?

edit: and yeah I won't use dynamic disk thanks Philly that sounds scary :s
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new simple volume ... never had a problem
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