Question about Toshiba MK8034GSX 80 GB SATA Hard Drive
I have an acer asprire laptop series 4315 with a toshiba mk803gsk 80 GB hard drive. I need acouple hundreds of gb of disk space and 80 gb is causing me problems like not having the ability to do system restore. I have Windows Vista Home Basic by the way... I really need to buy the drive at staples because i have a 25 dollar off coupon... thanks for you consideration and help if possible... thanx
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The first thing you need to do is go into the Control Panel, then double click on Administrative Tools. After that, open up Computer Management, then go to Storage, then Disk Management. This is where you will see all of your drives listed. Be extremely careful in this section because you don’t want to screw up your main hard drive.
What you are looking for in the Disk Management area is your new hard drive. If you only have one hard drive, it should show up as Disk 0. Therefore, your new drive should most likely be Disk 1. Underneath the name Disk 1 it should say Unknown, the size of the disk, and Not Initialized. Right click in this area and you should get a pop-up window. Click Initialize Disk and it should only take a couple of seconds.
Once your new hard drive is initialized, you will still have to format the drive before you can use it. To format, right-click in the column to the right of the Disk 1 label and then click New Simple Volume in the menu that pops up. From here, you can allocate how much of the drive you want for a new volume, what drive letter you want to call it, give it a name, and finally format the hard disk.
Formatting the hard drive may take a while, depending on the size. My 500 gigabyte drive took nearly an hour to format, so don’t be alarmed if your's takes a while. Once the format completes, your new hard drive will now show up in My Computer and you can start putting files on it.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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Posted on Jul 21, 2010
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