Hi, have a Pentium dual-core running Vista Home Premium with one Sata hard drive. Wanted to install a second hard drive. Bought a new Sata drive (250GB Samsung) and installed it. First time I have worked with sata drives. Bios recognised it as "Second IDE Master" or something like that. Went into "Computer Management" in Vista. Selected the new drive and initialised it ok. Then used the "Create a New Volume" wizard to create a volume / partition that occupies the whole area of the new drive. Used defaults on the wizard (e.g. NTFS etc.).
Problem is the formatting of the drive takes forever, and gets stuck, even if I select a "Quick Format". I suspect the drive is not damaged - it's new, bought from a reputable place. So am I doing anything wrong?