How to Add New Hard Drive to Windows 10

Most of the Windows 10 Computer comes with a one single hard drive, But you may want to add a second hard drive as you are running out of disk space.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to add new hard drive to Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System. And I Assume you have already attached your new hard disk physically to your computer.

  1. Open Windows 10 Disk Management Tool -  We need to format the new hard drive from the windows 10 disk management tool. To open the disk management tool right click on the windows start button and click on Disk Management. In the Disk Management tool you should see the your second hard drive is listed.
    Open Windows 10 Disk Management Tool
  2. Initialize Disk - Before we create new partitions, we need to Initialize the new disk. To Initialize Disk Right Click on Disk Label and click  Initialize Disk.
    Initialize Disk windows 10
  3. From the Initialize Disk Dialog Box Choose MBR (Master Boot Record) as the Partition style and click Ok.
    Choose MBR (Master Boot Record) as the Partition style
  4. Create New Volume - Now we can create one or more windows partition from our new disk. To create a Partition, Right Click on the Unallocated Area of the disk and click on New Simple Volume.
    Windows 10 Create New Partition From New hard drive
  5. Specify Volume Size - From the New Simple Volume Wizard First Specify the size of the new windows 10 partition. If you just want to create one partition allocate the Maximum Available Disk space.
    Specify the size of the new windows 10 partition
  6. Assign Drive Letter - Next Select a Drive Letter for the new Windows 10 Partition.
    Select a Drive Letter for the new Windows 10 Partition
  7. Format Partition -  Finally Select the Format Type to create new windows 10 Partition.
    Format New Hard Drive Windows 10

Go to My Computer (This PC in Windows 10) and You should see your windows hard drive Partition Available and ready to use.

How to Add New Hard Drive to Windows 10

Summary - Add Hard Drive Windows 10

In this tutorial we learned How to add new hard drive to Windows 10 Operating System. From the windows 10 disk management tool first we Initialize the Disk new hard drive, then created new partition from the Unallocated Space.