Question about Hard Drives
If this is a brand new drive, it may need to be formatted. Depending on the drive system, the software used, and your operating system, what you are currently reading is random garbage on the harddrive.
I will assume that you are using this on a Windows based system. If the drive has never been used, the easiest way is to format the drive (in My Computer, right click the drive in question and select Format). This will take some time to accomplish (make sure the quick format selection is *unchecked*). Once it is complete, clicking on the drive should show an empty drive with about 120Gig free.
If the drive is used and had had valid data on it, then I would have to have more information on what the drive contained, the operating system used, if you are using USB or SATA, etc. However, most of the time, even if the drive was used previously, but you don't care what was on it, the previous paragraph will get you going.
Hope this helps you out,
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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