I recently aquired a used WD 500gb "Caviar Blue" HD that would like to add to my current system. I know it works in that I tranferred 9gb of music from it to another computer through my home network.
What I have done so far: I started out by connecting it to my computer via USB. I wanted to make sure it was somewhat free of malware so I ran Malwarebytes on it, (full scan.) Several trojans popped up and I had MB clean it. I Powered it down, powered it back up and ran another scan...nothing! I then ran MSE on it, (full scan,) and grabbed a few PUP's. Once again I powered it down and then back up and re-ran MSE...nothing! I then ran SAS on it...nothing! After that, I started the hole process all over again...nothing each time.
The previous owner connected to my network and then I transferred his music, (9gb) over to his computer. Now I'm at the place where I want to make sure I do this correctly. It was installed in a Compaq Computer and has 3 partitions, Factory_Image (K:), System (L:) and Compaq (J:). Ultimately, I would like to have just one partition to use a storage drive for mp3's. I currently have 1 500gb WD for my system files, 1 500gb WD for backup and now this one for music.
So, how do I do this properly?