Adding 2nd sata hard drive does it need its own OS? Tags: New Build SATA Hard Drives Windows XP Systems Last response: November 15, 2009 4:07 PM in Systems Share rover411 November 15, 2009 3:40:32 PM will original XP OS handle a new rapture 2nd hard drive without adding another OS to drive 2? More about : adding 2nd sata hard drive sonic-boom November 15, 2009 3:56:51 PM Yes rockyjohn November 15, 2009 4:07:22 PM Yes is the right response to the question asked. But if you are installing what appears to be a faster new hard drive, don't you want to move the OS to the new drive? Also, many new hard drives meet or exceed the speed of the raptor and even velociraptor drives - and usually cost less. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdding 2nd sata hard drive does it need its own OS ? ForumBest course of action for adding 2nd HDD and new OS ? Forum2nd SATA drive detected in BIOS but NOT in Windows Disk Management Forumadding a 2nd hard drive Forum2nd SATA Hard Drive Not Detected in BIOS or Setup ForumOS on it's own hard drive ? ForumCant access the 2nd hard drive in windows 8 ForumInstall 2nd (old, ata) hard drive on sata machine .. ForumWill a i3 processor hold its own for another 6years ? ForumAdding existing sata drive as 2nd without losing data...not recognized ForumAdding second drive to SATA card vs. motherboard PATA ports ForumTrying to install first SATA hard drive Forum2nd Seagate hard drive failed! ForumDoes Dell make its own motherboards? ForumOS Won't Boot After Adding New Storage Drive Forum2nd Sata Hard Drive not Detected in BIOS ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? ForumNeed advice IS THIS A GOOD SYSTEM ForumNeed Advice/Opinions on Upgrading or Starting a New Build ForumI need help on my new build. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !