How to Add a Hard-drive to Windows 8
In this article I am going to explain how to add a hard drive in Windows 8.
Now a days every home user or computer
professional purchases additional hardisks for increasing the storage of the
computer. Connecting a hard drive physically to a computer is quite simple but
the challenging part, however, is the initialization and partitioning of the
hard disk once it is physically connected to the computer and the computer is
started. You have to follow the steps given below if you need to intialize and
partition the hard disk in the computer.
Because of reduced hardware costs every home user or computer
professional purchases additional hard disk drive in order to increase the
storage capacity of the computer. Connecting a hard drive physically to a
computer is quite a simple task which includes connecting the power cable which
comes out from the Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) to its respective port
available in the hard disk drive and connecting one end of the data cable to its
respective port in the hard disk drive and the other one to the appropriate
controller present on the motherboard.
Step 1: Login to Windows 8 computer on
which a new hard disk is physically connected.
Note: Make sure that you use an administrator account to logon.
Step 2: From the given option available
on the applications Click on Desktop.
Step 3: right-click on the Computer
icon and from the context menu that appears click on Manage option.
Step 4: From the Computer Management,
click on Disk Management option and if you have installed a new hard
disk, it will automatically be displayed with Initialize Disk box with
the checkbox checked on the hard disk that is newly installed and needs to be
Step 5: Click on Ok button to
leave everything as default and initialize the newly connected hard disk.Once
initialized, the hard disk can then be partitioned and formatted according to