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Studio XPS 8100 adding a second hard drive help


I purchased a second sata drive for my xps 8100 and am not sure the exact way to install it. Do I need to order a bracket/carrier to put the drive in and then screw the bracket to the drive panel or do I just screw the hard drive itself into the drive panel? I can't tell from the manual. I bought the extra sata cable and I have an open power cable.

Once I attach the drive do I just boot up, hit f2, select the drive, boot up, then format the new drive? anything else I need to do?

Also - I do not want Raid set up - I want to clone the second drive manually (so viruses don't get copied over). What should my bios sata mode be?

Thank you so much!

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