I'd like to partition both drives as normal? NTFS I would imagine, with the 1TB drive as C:, including Windows, and the 1.5TB drive for my files.
I believe my Toshiba 500GB has an error (which I discovered whilst running diagnostics) so I'd like to replace it, regardless it will be handy to have more than 500gb anyway.
So yes, I'd like to use the two Seagates. Both are SATA drives, the listing on Amazon only says SATA so I would assume SATA1. Both are 32gb cache.
Motherboard of my machine: Dell 0RW203
Processor: Quad Core Intel Xeon E5430 @ 2666 MHz
My BIOS doesn't seem to have anything about large disk support?
On this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315261
It describes a situation similar to my original post in this topic. One of the steps Microsoft have included to fix the problem is:
# At the command prompt, type fdisk, and then press ENTER.
# When you are prompted to enable large disk support, click Yes.
Could it be that my machine wasn't set up to handle a HDD as big as 1.5TB and that's the reason why it screwed up (as per my original post)