1 Copper

Second Hard Drive (slave) for XPS 8910

How does one configure installation of second(a back up) HD in XPS 8910?

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3 Argentium

RE: Second Hard Drive (slave) for XPS 8910

Use Disk Management in Control Panel/System and Security/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and initialize the disk in GPT partition style.

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7- Thorium

RE: Second Hard Drive (slave) for XPS 8910

Master and Slave went away with ATA/IDE interface.  There is only SATA 0, 1, 2 ,3 etc.

To Create partition and format a blank Drive.

  1. Open Computer Management by selecting the Start  button. The select Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  2. In the left pane, under Storage, select Disk Management.
  3. Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then select New Simple Volume.
  4. In the New Simple Volume Wizard, select Next.
  5. Enter the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then select Next.
  6. Accept the default drive letter or choose a different drive letter to identify the partition, and then select Next.
  7. In the Format Partition dialog box, do one of the following:
  • If you don't want to format the volume right now, select Do not format this volume, and then select Next.
  • To format the volume with the default settings, select Next.
  • Review your choices, and then select Finish.


When you create new partitions on a basic disk, the first three will be formatted as primary partitions. Beginning with the fourth, each one will be configured as a logical drive within an extended partition.


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