How do you configure settings for a 2nd HDD
Posted on 2004-10-14
I have a Raptor 36 GB as my Primary Hard Drive. I have just installed a WD 250 GB SATA HDD.
In Computer Management ~ Disk Management, it has named it Disk 1 whilst the primary is Disk 0.
It also says it has 232.88 GB and that it is unallocated.
Here is the problem:
When I right Click on it, it has a menu.
One option says "New Volume" and another option says "Convert to Basic Disk" which means that it is set as a Dynamic Disk at the moment. I can change between the two just by clicking on that option.
All I need is a simple hard drive with a partion within it. I also want the option of implementing Raid at a future date if I want to.
Can someone please explain the difference between a Basic Disk and a Dynamic Disk and which option I should choose.
At the same time, what should I do with the "New Volume" option?
Appreciate the help on this,