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? 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. Related resources Do I need to format my C: Drive ? - Forum You need to format disk drive F: before you can use it. - Forum Do you need to format a new hard drive ? - Forum External hard drive corrupt and unreadable, wants me to format , need h - Forum You need to format disk drive before you can use it - Forum 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. 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. Best solution JackNaylorPE a c 105 G Storage February 20, 2011 7:37:11 PM Share 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... TopGun February 27, 2011 4:22:44 PM Best answer selected by TopGun. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Do I need to format my Hard drive for mobo upgrade? Forum Why did my drive D show need to format Forum External hard drive wants to format but I need what\'s on it Forum Windows 7 says i need to format usb flash drive Forum Do I need to format a new Hard Drive for Win 7 if already preformatted Forum You need to format the disk in drive (?: ) before you can use it? Forum Windows 7 says I need to format my hard drive Forum Do I need to pre- format a boot drive (SSD) on a new build? Forum Error: You need to format the disk in drive e: before you can use it. Forum Need to format hard drive (please read) Forum Need to format external hard drive , but need help getting my files off of it Forum To RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. Forum [Solved] How do I reformat a hard drive? Forum Question about hard drive Forum [Solved] Can you raid 0 a 60 gb and 40 gb hard drive together Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !