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How to use a second HDD?

December 22, 2012 11:44:12 PM

For my first rig I've been using the HDD out of my laptop while I waited for my HDD to come in the mail. Once it arrived I mounted it in one of the drive slots, hooked up the sata and power connectors, and booted up the system. All is working fine except I don't know how to actually utilize this second HDD. When I run speccy it shows up under the Hard Drives section, so I'm assuming it's working, I just don't know how to put actual files on it. I was thinking I would like to make the HDD I ordered a system drive (I think that's what it's called.) I want to install just my OS on it and a couple games I want to play, then put all my other junk on the other HDD. I've been told doing that with a SSD can improve your boot times and stuff like that but I'm not sure how it'll work out with a HDD. Should have a similar effect maybe? Meh, if not then idc. I'll just put everything on the one HDD and put the laptop HDD back where it belongs.

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