How to add new hard drive

Space increment demand is crazy, first time I use computer I only put my file inside 5 1/2 inch floppy disk, my first computer equipped with 8,4 GB and I feel rich on that day 🙂

Today, space requirement is awesome specially when you do work with graphics, 200 GB is nothing… request new hard drive and more.

After purchase new hard drive with good deals my friend ask me to add his new 1 TB hard drive to his computer, its easy process but for the sake of education I recreate this post to illustrate it again :

1. Make sure to put plug hard drive in free slot as usual.

2. Power On your computer. For some case windows automatically detect new hardware and try to identify, if does not detect, force it.

3. Click start -> all programs -> accessories -> disk management

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Welcome to initialize and convert disk wizard, click Next to continue.

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Select disk to initialize, click Next.

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completing the initialize and convert disk wizard, click Next.

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Process goes to disk management, at present only 1 hard drive detected.

Right click on disk1 and choose ‘New Partition‘.

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New partition wizard will show, click Next to continue.

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Choose Primary partition. Click Next.

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Enter maximum disk space in ‘Partition size’, click Next.

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Assign Drive letter or Path, choose one. Click Next.

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Format partititon, NTFS type is recommended. Click Next.

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Completing the new partition wizard, summary will shown. Click Finish.

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Disk management will display new volume (E:), new hard drive detected and introduce to the system.

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Open windows explorer to see if it’s available for daily operation, as you see at the picture in hard disk drives E drive exist ready to serve.

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Whatever your requirement is, make sure to choose good hard drive with great deals in trusted seller.

Having fun with your new storage capacity.

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