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Ok I'm getting myself a second hd (wd 320gb sata) and just wanted to know if I can just plug it in while my rig is off or is there something else I should do. I also wanted to know do you think I should re-format so everything jives together.

 

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Have I stumped the great dfi street fourm members with my incredible noobish question? Tune in next week same BUMP time same BUMP channel.

 

 

Any help will be appreciated

 

 

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If its a new clean drive you should be able to just insatll it and start up your system.If this is the case i can not see a reason to reformat you system.What are you going to use it as?

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As far as hardware goes, it shouldn't cause any problems. Plug it in, jump into BIOS and make sure it didn't set itself as the first boot drive, continue boot.

 

I don't know if XP will set it as the next available drive letter or if it will bump your optical.

So, you may end up with D:optical E:320 or D:320 E:optical. My guess would be the latter.

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if using it as a backup drive and it is NOT formatted, winxp may not see it. You'll need to go into disk mgmt to format it there.

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