OK shoein, heres the scoop. $50 for a 40gb HDD is a complete rip off, dont buy it. I payed my 160gb SATA HDD for about $100-120, we're talking canadian cash here. Get something larger than 40gb, once u get more tech savvy u'll appreciate more room on ur drive. My 160gb is full already, i am adding a 120gb just for dvd burning and sh1t.
Also, when installing it, the OS will NOT recognize it automaticall and it cannot be used automatically. It must be formatted. Then u can set the letter you want associated with it.
I would suggest using the 80 as the storage drive and the 40 as the OS drive since its smaller. That way you can make seprate partitions of the 80. You may also want to partition the 40 and use part of that as storage as 40gb is way too much for an OS drive. Mine is about 10-13gb total.
Also, when u purchased the pc they should have given u a copy of the OS, its illegal to do otherwise. Just b/c they reinstalled u it again and agian doesnt mean its legal. They could be using the same copy on everyones machine.
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Kingston 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory
MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 128-bit PCIe
Western Digital 160 GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA Hard Drive + WD 120GB 7200 RPM IDE HDD
LG Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive