Just a quick hard drive question

By Baltan ยท 5 replies
Nov 13, 2006
  1. Hi

    I have a 120gb hard drive and want to put my 10gb and 80gb on the same computer. If i do this do the other hard drives have to have an operating system on them or can the be blank.

    ( will it work if they have operating systems on them? )

    Thanxs Baltan
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    They should work fine provided you get the jumper settings correct!!!!

    The operating stytems may not work but you should be able to do what you want with them!!!!
  3. Baltan

    Baltan Topic Starter

    Thanxs how do i clear the ones with the operating systems or can this not be done?

  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Just put the drives in, have the jumpers set so it boots the OS you are currently using. When you get into windows you will see the drive(s) in My Computer. Right click -> Format.

    Go through Disk Management in Admin Tools Computer Management control panel if there are more partitions on the drives than you want.
  5. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Do what SNG... said ,but before you format, etc. Pull out any files you might want to keep and copy them to the big HDD.
  6. Baltan

    Baltan Topic Starter

    Ok thanxs for the help guys
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