New WD Ext. HDD
I should be getting, in the mail, a new Western Digital "Essential" HDD in the next few days.
First of all, I did not get an XP formatted drive as I am entertaining the idea of setting it up to add the Ubuntu Linux OS. Whether I do that or no I will have to format it for XP MCE Pro so that I can use it to B/U my IDE HDD on my Sony Vaio. (VGC RA840G).
What I had not considered is the fact that the computer came with the XP OS installed and only recovery discs. Therefore, I have no OS discs for formatting the new HDD. I am aware that the new HDD comes with the disc containing Drivers and that the USB 2.0 will be recognized by my HDD. Beyond that I am seeking knowledge of how to proceed once it arrives and I am ready to go.
If you need any more info to help me with this please email me and I will jump back to the forum with needed information. thanks in advance.