OK here is the deal. Just finished a build. I have 3 HD hooked up WD SATA 75gb raptor, a SATA 250gb 7500rpm Seagate, and a WD IDE 250gb caviar. BIOS recognizes them. But I can't use them in windows. Device manager kinda sees them but list them as "disk drive" except for the raptor which was in my last computer. For the other 2 if I go under properties under details you can recognize which is which from devise ID. Now I read a lil bout partitioning on the forums but Im lost on this subject. I never used it. What should I do? I may need you to break it down a lil. Im not too experienced.
Click Start then Right click my Computer then click Manage. click Disk Management, There you will see your Hard Drives.
Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk, and then click New Partition.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next, click Primary partition, Extended partition, or Logical drive, If not sure what to do just click help tab and then follow the instructions on your screen.
Thanks for the answer, but that much I do know. What I don't know is "How I should do it?". I see people partitioning so and so for OS, games, music. What does partitioning actually do? Just seperates it into a seperate "drive"? Is there rules I should follow? Will partitioning a segment for OS make it faster? Whats cons and pros?
*Additional note* Under computer management it only reads about 232gb unallocated. Shouldn't it be closer to 500gb, since I have the two additional drives?