Solved Do I need to format this drive? Tags: Hard Drives Samsung Storage Product Last response: February 27, 2011 4:22 PM in Storage Share TopGun February 20, 2011 3:09:13 PM Hey guys, I just bought a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB internal HDD and a IDE/Sata to USB adapter. I am planning (at least short term) to use this HDD as I would use an external HDD to store HD vids/pics. Do I need to, or should I format this Samsung drive and if so, how? Thanks, -TG More about : format drive omnisome February 20, 2011 5:45:41 PM So there's nothing at all on your F3? And you want to install an OS? Am I right? m 0 l TopGun February 20, 2011 5:48:57 PM There's nothing at all on the F3, but I don't really need or want to install an OS. I'll be using it (for now) just to store HD vids/pics. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer omnisome February 20, 2011 5:55:37 PM Just perform a quick-format. Set it in the BIOS not to be boot drive if you can. m 0 l tecmo34 a c 143 G Storage February 20, 2011 7:24:48 PM ^+1... This is the recommended course of action you need to take for your new HDD. m 0 l Best solution JackNaylorPE a b Ô Samsung a c 128 G Storage February 20, 2011 7:37:11 PM Install the drive in the machine. Boot Right Click in MY Computer, Manage, Disk manager Format the drive. If you truly want to use it as an external, these are great, have 4 of em. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Share TopGun February 27, 2011 4:22:44 PM Best answer selected by TopGun. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !