I have a question about windows 8. I recently had to do a factory restore on a new Gateway desktop computer due to viruses. I had installed a extra hard drive just for data. When I did the re-install, windows asked me if I only wanted to format the hard drive with windows installed on it, instead it formatted both drives. I was wondering what type of format does windows 8 do? I lost a lot of important irreplaceable data, and why would it format both drives?, when I told it not too. I was thinking I should have unplugged the drive but I didn't. I am very disappointed. I have tried two different data recovery programs which I have spend nearly $200.00 on and all they do is show a bunch of windows folders that do not have anything in them resembling my data, and how can this be? This drive never had windows installed on it and I purchased it brand new.