Thanks spyderturbo, for the info about NAS, I'd love to get one of those, just not yet, but in the future for sure.
an external drive often comes with backup software(or some kind of backup software) in which you may not need nor like.
If you go internal, Once you have the drive physically installed, follow these steps:
Click on Start(windows logo)
Click on Run...
Copy and paste or type, diskmgmt.msc
A window will open, and you should be prompted that a new drive has been added, follow the on screen instructions for new "simple volume" or format drive.
If you are not prompted, you should be able to right click on the bar labeled disk ? i.e 2 or 3, etc that has XXX GB of unallocated space, and select format.
This would apply to an external drive as well, if you wish to completely wipe it clean from the go and/or get rid of any built in software that it may have pre-installed on it.
Hope that helps.
Thanks Ferrari! I'm probably going to do that whenvever I get the hdd. It's going to be an external for sure, so I just follow the steps exactly like above, even for an external hdd and there should be no problems?