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?
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.