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Upgrading to 4TB HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys,

 

I'm planning to upgrade my disk to 4tb. I'm planning two things for it.

 

Option 1.) Still use my older HDD that holds my OS partition and older files, and simply just add the 4tb one.

Option 2.) Partition 100gb of the 4tb to be used as the OS partition, then the rest be split on documents (d:), games(e;), and etc (f:)

 

Is there anything that I should check first on my system before, to see if my PC can support 4tb of storage? SSDs isn't an option, the price of SSDs on my country is insane, the lowest capacity ones costs more than a good 4TB HDD, shipping it too isn't an option.

 

I'm using a Win 7 Home Prem 64bit, with a mobo with lga1155 socket.

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Hi guys,

 

I'm planning to upgrade my disk to 4tb. I'm planning two things for it.

 

Option 1.) Still use my older HDD that holds my OS partition and older files, and simply just add the 4tb one.

Option 2.) Partition 100gb of the 4tb to be used as the OS partition, then the rest be split on documents (d:), games(e;), and etc (f:)

 

Is there anything that I should check first on my system before, to see if my PC can support 4tb of storage? SSDs isn't an option, the price of SSDs on my country is insane, the lowest capacity ones costs more than a good 4TB HDD, shipping it too isn't an option.

 

I'm using a Win 7 Home Prem 64bit, with a mobo with lga1155 socket.

 

As long as you are not running in RAID then you just plug it in.


PC Specs:

 
Core I5 4690K CPU
Gigabyte GTX 960 windforce 4GB GDDR5 GPU
Corsair 100R case
Seasonic 620W S12-II PSU
Kingston SSDNow 120GB SSD
Toshiba 1TB HDD
Asrock H97 Pro4 motherboard
8GB panram DDR3 1600 RAM
Windows 10 home 64 bit
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Make sure you have the correct cables and sata ports. 


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yep, have plenty of other sata ports available. Nope, not running RAID btw.

 

How about the UEFI bios thingy??

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