Sata Installation and Partitioning



I am installing a second SATA drive in my computer for storage purposes only. I intend to keep it undivided as one drive. Do I still have to go through the partitioning process anyway, and if so what partition option do I choose in order to have one drive, Primary Partition, Extended Partition, or Logical Drive? I appreciate your assistance in this confusing matter.


Even if you don’t want split the drive into many partitions, you must anyway create a single partition.

For what I know, the option “Primary” is used for the drive where the operative system is installed. The option “Extended” is used to create other partitions in the drive when you installed the operative system. For example, if you installed the OS in a 500 GB drive, and you created a 20GB partition for the OS, the 20 GB partition will be primary and the remaining space can be partitioned with the “Extended” option.

For my data disks I used the option “Logical Drive” :slight_smile:

You can read some more detailed information here :slight_smile:


Thank you for the quick and informative information. Have a Happy Holiday.


You’re welcome :slight_smile:

Happy Holidays :bigsmile: