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Windows 7: Installing a Second Hard Drive


01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 
Installing a Second Hard Drive

I have installed a few drives in my time. But something I do not understand has happened in drive manager in Win 7.

Obviously I have to initialise a new drive before I can format and partition it, but when I go to initialise another box comes up and identifies the new drive and asks to I want to partition it with MFT tables?? Not seen that before I obviously dont want to move any boot partitions from my C drive.

I have drive C with hidden boot partition, main active system partition and a data partition (logical).

The new drive will be E, is 1TB and I want to partition into 4 logical drives. I know how to do it, query is what is the box that comes up and asks whether I want MFT or another version?? Is it safe to say OK.

Mike

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01 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

The MFT is Master File Tables, It keeps all the Data about the Drive in such as allocation and such It is Used in the NTFS Format, no idea why it is popping up on you Though.

So i would Say yes to allowing it as it holds all the data for where your files are.

A guess as to why it pops up is the size of the Drive and the type (Being 1Tb or Over), But Dont Quote me on that.



Anyway Let us Know if there is a Problem When Accepting.
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, that's a standard question when you initialize a new drive. MFT is the standard choice, and I think the other one starts with the letter G. You are basically choosing which type of indexing/file structure the drive will use.
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01 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 

Yes, thanks I let acronis disk director do it. mft, static, logical. now ok.
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01 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 8.1
 
 

Did it All Work Okay then Mike?

Thanks for Clearing Up my Point DeaconFrost xD
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02 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 

Yes everything is fine. I think the extra box came up because I have a drive of 1TB and their are other options. Anyway happy bunny. This group is really good for its quick responses!
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02 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

Thats Good To Hear, Any new Problems Feel Free to ask us
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