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Reformat a hard drive from another computer to be used as a storage device

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Last response: in Storage
June 30, 2014 5:22:09 AM


So i got this old WD blue caviar 320gb SATA HDD and I'd like to format it and use it to store data (much like a Flash Drive or a CD) and not use it for an OS for a computer (since the computer is broken and old and i managed to salvage this and a couple of ram sticks)

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a b G Storage
June 30, 2014 5:26:25 AM

Get yourself an external USB enclosure which will fit your disk, connect it via USB, format the drive from windows, and you can then use it for backup.
a b G Storage
June 30, 2014 6:40:56 AM

Also, if there's space inside the new PC's case, you can install it as a 2nd internal drive. I have 2 in my case: WD Black for main, WD Blue for secondary use.
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