Recently, I bought a 1TB hard drive from a friend. I already have a 160GB installed on my own machine. This is a huge upgrade for me and I'd like to ask for advice on how I properly do this.
I have been used to partitioning my current 160GB drive into C and D. Giving more room on D for storage purposes but enough room on C for my OS alone and temporary files. I'd like to turn my 160GB drive into C and the new 1TB drive to D. I know it's possible but would it be recommended? Or maybe I should partition my 1TB drive into two making it C, D and E where C is the separate 160GB drive.
Another thing is that this new 1TB drive is used. I'd like to test it for any malfunctions. The previous owner said it wasn't a year old yet. I plugged it in and my machine immediately detected two more drives. Now that I know it works, I'd like to make sure there aren't any malfunctions. Can I get tips on how to do this?
And for whatever it's worth, my new 1TB drive is a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX) and my 160GB drive is a 160GB Seagate (Barracuda 7200.10).