Hey guys, installing a new hard drive later this week for the first time.. I currently have a F1 spinpoint but I'm now adding a WD 2TB caviar black. I'm basically wanting to be able to boot my windows and my games once I've installed the caviar black. I don't really have an idea what I'm doing software wise but is it do-able? And could anyone show me a good guide to what I'm wanting to do? I know RAID is not possible.
plug the new WD 2TB black in the next available SATA port on your motherboard and plug in power. When you boot up it should be recognized by the bios. After windows loads before you can use it you must go into Disk Management to partition and format the drive as NTFS. after you have done that it will be assigned a drive letter and you can begin using it.
Oh it may be helpful to tell you I'm replacing my mobo too... does that change anything? would i just remove my old hard drive and then put the WD in first in the new mobo or would i still put it in the 2nd port?
Okay, I find it hard to believe I have a F1 because I got it with a prebuilt where it didn't even tell you what hard disk I was getting, just that it was 1tb and I'm pretty sure I got it 3 or 4 years ago... But when I copy and pasted some of the numbers from the model hd103uj on the internet it came up with the F1.
I would quite like however to still see my system boosting from the caviar black. Considering it was the reason why I ended up spending around another £400 on other things as the caviar black had a 6gb/s interface and my mobo didn't. Atleast when I want an SSD I won't need to upgrade my other stuff as much.
Thanks nhasian but how is that more convenient than just copying and pasting things in my windows os from hdd to an external storage device?