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I Edit video on my computer. I've often heard that you should use a second harddrive strictly for video,graphics and music.So,I bought a Western Digital (350 Gig.) Now I need to know how to get started ,for that purpose.Should I move the editing Apps.over to the new drive and if so,how or simply save the edited videos to the new drive? What about graphics (photos & Drawings)that I plan to put into productions.What is the best way to handle this?

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Follow the manual and plug the hard drive into the motherboard
hit f12 which will take you in2 boot menu
check to make sure that both drives are registering
if you see both drives you can boot up normally and send files back and forth
otherwise if you dont see both of them then check your connections

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Test would be to take that monitor cable, (If it disconnects), and use it on a known to be working computer.

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[Integrated Graphics is also termed as OnBoard Graphics.
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1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATX_power_supply_interior-1000px_transparent.png

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