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Need help to configure internal HDD along with SSD

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April 17, 2013 8:39:10 AM

Hello
I just bought my new pc and found the internal hdd to be defected and had to send it for RMA a few days ago. Since i couldnt wait till they replaced it, so i decided to buy an ssd.
Till now, I was running my ssd with windows 7 x64 on ssd along with my external toshiba 500gb hdd (please note that i sent my internal hdd for rma).
So now i finally got my replaced hdd and i want to install that. I installed it correctly but its not appearing in "my computer". While my ssd and external hdd is still visible.
My technician told me that i will have to install windows on it and remove windows from my ssd if i want to use that hdd and ssd together. I dont know if he is out of his mind or saying true. But i really dont want to use my hdd for windows since i purchased ssd due to major reason that it boots windows faster and runs programs faster and I want to use that hdd only for large programs and games.
Please note-> I just installed hdd, i did not do any type of settings in BIOS configuration (please tell me if there are any settings we need to do since i am a newbie).
my hardware->
Mobo-> Asrock extreme 4
Processor-> Core i7 3770k
My Internal hdd-> Seagate Barracuda 1TB
I think thats enough you need to know.
please tell me a solution so i can use my internal hdd without reinstalling windows, especially when i want to reinstall windows on my ssd. Its ok with my if i need to reinstall windows to make that internal hdd appear as long as i can install windows in ssd.
Just a recalled final info-> I want to use my programs and windows on my ssd and games on my hdd (internal and external both).

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April 17, 2013 8:49:41 AM

My technician told me that i will have to install windows on it and remove windows from my ssd if i want to use that hdd and ssd together. I dont know if he is out of his mind or saying true.

Your technician is clueless. Don't go to him again. Seriously.

Go into the Control Panel, then Disk Management. Assign the HDD a drive letter.
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April 17, 2013 8:51:13 AM

@USAFret
Thanks a lot! did it successfully.
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April 17, 2013 9:22:40 AM

Whenever I hear of a 'technician' handing out badly incorrect advice like that, I have to wonder what else is he getting completely wrong...
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