Re: how do i? im new please help
Ok first you need to make sure you have the right type of connection for the HD, it should be either a e-sata cable, pata cable or ribbon cable. you then plug it in, along with the power cable, and boot your computer.
then you go to My Computer in your start menu, and look for your new drive that you just connected. right click on it and select format. formatting the hard drive will erase all of its current files. when it says what type of file system you want to format it in, select NTFS (windows nt file system) much grater security and features then a fat, fat32, or vfat file system. click format, wait for it to format and you should have a completely new hard drive for extra storage.