Formating New Harddisk


  1. Posts : 546
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
       #1

    Formating New Harddisk


    Hello,
    I think this will be sortof stupid question but still I'll ask.
    I want to add a hard disk to my pc just for data. The disk was removed from my old pc after running DBAN to clean it up. I do not want to divide it into partitions, just one large data storage. Disk size is 500 GB. I know I have to format it, does formating to ntfs make it a 64 bit, or have to add something to the formating proccess.
    OS is win 10 pro 1709 English 64 bit.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 11,007
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2

    Hi there
    @Motim

    the easy way

    Command mode in administrator mode

    DISKPART
    LIST DISK

    SELECT DISK xx where xx is your 500GB disk
    CLEAN

    Now you've got a choice -- you can either make it GPT or MBR personally I'd make it GPT even though not being used as a boot disk.

    so continuing :

    CONVERT GPT
    CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
    FORMAT QUICK FS=NTFS
    EXIT

    Job done !!!!

    cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,548
    windows 10
       #3

    The disk isn't 64 but it's the windows that's 64 bit you create a partition then format it
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 11,007
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #4

    Samuria said:
    The disk isn't 64 but it's the windows that's 64 bit you create a partition then format it
    Hi there
    you're obfuscating the issue -- all the OP wants to know is how to format the Disk which I think I've answered -- whether it's 32 or 64 bit windows is 100% irrelevant == the command and file service structures are exactly the same.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,548
    windows 10
       #5

    Try reading his post before you get abusive Quote I know I have to format it, does formating to ntfs make it a 64 bit, or have to add something to the formating proccess.
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