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How do I add a data drive

Nackers
Level 15
Hi all, I'm thinking of add a data drive to my rig but not shore how to go about it, I've googled it up but cant really find a clear answer,, I have a drive from my old rig, I sort of know how to format it to get rid of old OS, Got no idea what to do from there to use it as a data storage drive. Thanks Heaps for any help,,
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Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
There is nothing else you need to know mate, once you have it connected to your system and formatted...that's all there is to it 🙂

Comenius
Level 7
If you want to get fancy and you're running Windows 7 you can move your My Documents, My Music, Downloads, etc. folders to the new data drive. Just right click each folder you want to move and bring up its properties and use the Location tab to point it to your new drive.

Nackers
Level 15
Cool,, Thanks Heaps guys..

Myk_SilentShado
Level 15

HiVizMan
Level 40
I would fit the data drive on the same Intel SATA controllers as your OS. Try not to use the others as they are very irritating and do slow boot up times if enabled.

Once connected you are good to go as the lads have said.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

Nackers
Level 15
Will do.. Thanks Heaps