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A query about setting up a SSD

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January 30, 2013 4:59:37 PM

hi, at the moment i have a hdd 1tb which is partitioned, so i have 2 parts when i go into my computer, they're called C: and D:
my optic drive is E:
so i was wondering if i buy a ssd and add it to my pc, will it automatically be called F: ? and also do i need to format it before using it? if so then i get to choose the letter for it then wont i?

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January 30, 2013 5:14:08 PM

After you connect the drive go into Windows Explorer and see if Windows automatically added it for you.

If you don't see the drive in Explorer then go into Windows Disk Management, initialize the drive, assign it a drive letter, and Quick format it. It will then be ready to use.
January 30, 2013 7:22:39 PM

Dereck47 said:
After you connect the drive go into Windows Explorer and see if Windows automatically added it for you.

If you don't see the drive in Explorer then go into Windows Disk Management, initialize the drive, assign it a drive letter, and Quick format it. It will then be ready to use.


thank you :) 
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January 31, 2013 12:09:30 AM

If you don't see the drive in Explorer then go into Windows Disk Management, initialize the drive, assign it a drive letter, and Quick format it. It will then be ready to use.
Dereck47's ways are absolutely right! But, you should know one more thing. If you don't want to have some unexpected problems to your new SSD, you'd better format it before you use it firstly.
a b G Storage
January 31, 2013 5:19:39 AM

Just to add that if you want your C: drive to be the SSD itself, then you better hook it up to SATA port #0, while your HDD is on SATA port #2. Restart your computer, and check the bios settings to ensure it works.
January 31, 2013 8:05:09 AM

Dioddne1234 said:
If you don't see the drive in Explorer then go into Windows Disk Management, initialize the drive, assign it a drive letter, and Quick format it. It will then be ready to use.
Dereck47's ways are absolutely right! But, you should know one more thing. If you don't want to have some unexpected problems to your new SSD, you'd better format it before you use it firstly.


ok will do, thank you :) 
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