I have Windows XP now. I am adding new memory and another HDD, before I doa clean install with WIN7.
I am in the midst of changing WinXP 32Bit to Win7 64Bit OS, and wanted to move the majority of my WD 500GB Internal to the new 2TB WD.
Then format my WD 74GB Raptor, and then use my 500GB as my boot drive for the OS and programs, since my RAPTOR is filling up way too fast. I'll use that as a storage, even though it's faster than the 500GB.
I initialized the drive in Disk management,and then thinking the NTFS file system is the norm, and I never heard a RAW before,but when I see DO NOT FORMAT HDD, or ASSIGN A LETTER OR PATH, I want the (G
as my assigned drive, then if I want to make this drive file system a NTFS, then it proceeds to FORMAT. Since these drives are already factory formatted,is there a way NOT to format and still have the (G
and the NTFS system, of do I have to let this format all night and all day since this is 2000GB.
If I did not format this drive, (like I started to, then cancelled) then it becomes a RAW File system, is that a bad thing,or better than NTFS? so, I'll wait to hear back.
PS...I'm getting guys telling me the RAPTOR is way past it's life and time to dump,and others tell me to use it still as a boot drive because of it's speed,so if I could install Win7 only on the raptor,then assign the programs on the 500GB Drive,but maybe the programs needs windows to work properly, so never mind. best to keep it all on the same drive.