i need some help installing my second SATA hard drive.
im using a P4C800 e-dlx mobo, first hard drive Raptor SATA 74GB - installed and running just got new hard drive Western Digital SATA 250GB.
i have plugged in the new 250GB hard drive and device manager has got it listed. when i go to disc management (right click my comp, manage) there is a window which comes up "Welcome to the Instalize and Conver Disk Wizard" i dont know what to do. its saying something about a dynamic disk?
disc management states the 2nd hard drive "unknown" not instalized its listed it as Disk 1 and the first hard drive as Disk 0
all i want is to use the second hard drive as i would normally, i dont want no raid thing. just a simple hard drive made into partitions.
= put the drive into the computer, = booted up, = went to disk management, and a Welcome to the Instalize and Conver Disk Wizard popped up, = it installed the drive, then asked me id i would like to create partitions = created 4 partitions, assigned letters to the drives, then quick formatted them
thats it now the partitions are in my computer. i was abit scared at first when i saw the Wizard when it stated something about dynamic drives.
if i decided to format my C partition (on the Raptor), will the information still be accessable on the other hard drive (250GB WD) after fresh windows reinstall?
because to get this 250 gb drive working i had to go through that wizard in disk management.
would i have to do that again? would my data be safe?