July 20th, 2012, 02:19 PM #1
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How do I change between hard disk drives?
Hi, I just recently got my computer from the mail with a 120 GB SSD as a primary hard drive and a 2 TB hard drive for data, the computer is recognising the 120 GB SSD drive as local disk C:, how can I change this to the 2 TB hard drive? I'm running Windows 7 btw
Also, the two hard drives are installed into the computer but the 2 TB hard drive is not showing up under my computer at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by vao71; July 20th, 2012 at 02:33 PM.
July 20th, 2012, 06:03 PM #2
The SSD is best kept as drive C:, and the operating system should be on it. This will make your system a lot faster than using a traditional hard drive.
The 2TB drive might not be formatted and partioned.
Look in disk management for it. Right click on "Computer" on the Start menu, select the "Manage" option, then you should see "Disk Management".
You are looking for Disk 2 Unallocated Space or similar on Disk 2.
Disk 1 should be the SSD.
If you do not see Disk 2 listed, then you may have a defective drive, or a loose/missing cable.
July 27th, 2012, 08:30 PM #3
Actually, the SSD should be listed as Disc "0" and the 2TB as disc "1"◄ it is what it is ►
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