This may sound as a noob question, but I want to be sure before doing anything. How do I add a new, unformatted SATA HDD in Windows XP? It detects the HDD, its model, but it's not formatted and obviously does not appear in My PC.
once the drive is installed and the machien booted, right-click on My computer, open the manager, then select Disk Manager. From there you'll be able to set up the partitions on the unformatted disk and assign drive letters to them.