Windows 10: install second hard drive hot?

Discus and support install second hard drive hot? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi All, I was under the impression that I was going to have a hard drive failure and purchased a new hard drive and cloned windows to it. it turned... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Sven1458, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Sven1458 Win User

    install second hard drive hot?


    Hi All,
    I was under the impression that I was going to have a hard drive failure and purchased a new hard drive and cloned windows to it. it turned out my drive is fine, so I would like to use the drive as a second drive in my system.
    if I just plug it in, will my computer boot from the now C: drive or will it boot from the second drive, since it is a bootable drive?
    Or can I plug it in after it booted up?
    it is installed and the power is connected, but the data cable is not.
    I gave my C: drive a name so I can find it in file manager and don't format the wrong drive when I plug in the second drive.

    Thanks
    Sven

    :)
     
    Sven1458, Jan 7, 2016
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    My question is, why on the same laptop with the same mother board Linux recognize the HDD and Windows doesn't?, if the issue is on the motherboard then neither of the partitions shall detect the drive.
     
    AlvaroIzaguirre Serrano, Jan 7, 2016
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    The HDD is actually working ok, if I connect the caddy in a USB port the HDD works. Besides, I have a partition running Linux this partition detects and use the second HDD only Windows fails. Also, I connect a different HDD and I have the same issue, then
    is not a HW issue, the problem is in Windows.
     
    AlvaroIzaguirre, Jan 7, 2016
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  4. Private Win User

    install second hard drive hot?

    Hi,
    For convenience, plug the new drive data cable into port 1 (priority) and the other drive into other port i.e. port 2 ( assuming SATA drives). You need to access BIOS and change the drive priority and put the new drive on top of the list. It'll boot the first one. For example:


    install second hard drive hot? [​IMG]
     
    Private, Jan 7, 2016
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  5. Sven1458 Win User
    Hi Private,
    I don't recall seeing this in my BIOS, but I will look again.
    there must be a way to set the boot priority in my system.
    Thanks
    Sven
     
    Sven1458, Jan 7, 2016
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  6. WHS
    whs Win User
    The first splash screen usually tells you which function key will get you to the boot priority.
     
  7. Sven1458 Win User
    whs,

    Thanks, I forgot about that, because I usually turn it on and walk away to do other stuff.

    This time I watch it boot.
    Thanks
    Sven
     
    Sven1458, Apr 5, 2018
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