View Full Version : Installing second HDD

03-02-2011, 09:06 PM
Hello all,

I've been lurking through these forums for a while and have found a lot of valuable information. So I'd like to say thanks for that first.

I have a G73JH (Best Buy) and I just recently bought a Momentus XT to use as a second hard drive for my laptop. Actually, I want to use it as the primary drive to boot the OS off of. I've installed it into the 2nd bay but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. When I look at my hardware under device manager it shows 2 hard disk drives but if I go to 'Computer' in Windows Explorer it doesn't show up. Just the current drive that I've been using and the DVD drive.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

03-03-2011, 12:58 AM
Nevermind...got it figured out. I forgot I had to initialize the drive. Works now!

Keith Smith
03-03-2011, 02:33 PM
I would still make the momentus the main hdd if you plan on doing any kind of gaming. The 640gb it comes with is beyond noisy and slow.

03-04-2011, 12:33 AM
Yeah, I'm running the Momentus XT as the main HDD. Working beautiful as of the moment...nice to have both hard drive bays being used as well. Good thing they finally started selling those hard drive caddies through the ASUS store

12-23-2011, 05:43 PM
I'm having an identical problem. How do you initialize a drive?

12-23-2011, 06:55 PM
I'm having an identical problem. How do you initialize a drive?
Select it in Windows DIsk Management, right-click and select "Initialize disk."