However, here lies the problem: I built this computer myself, and I recall about 4 years ago, when first installing the 80 GB SATA drive, having a real problem getting my computer to recognize it. I honestly don't remember how I did it. Something about building an array or something. All I remember is that it took me the better part of a day just to get the hard drive recognized by the computer.
Considering this new 500 GB hard drive is also SATA, I'm concerned I might run into a similar problem. Can anyone offer some advice that might make my journey a little easier? Or will installing this new 500 GB SATA drive be as simple as plugging it in since my computer already recognizes the other 80 GB SATA drive?
The new drive is a Western Digital Caviar, model number WD5000AAKS. I don't see any disks or CDs in the package, though I'm pretty sure I remember "building an array" or something from a disk with my 80 GB drive. I could be misremembering, though.
Thanks for any advice,