USB HDDs: u dont need to restart PC, thy r PnP aka Plug and Play.
other thn USB HDDs: first of all u cant connect thm without shutdown ur PC. Connect >> PowerON >> Create Partition (If HDD is New) >> Done.
u talking abt Old HDDs ? No u dont need to format/reformat/partition etc ur old HDD
I'm not talking abt PnP..
I have 320 gb HDD in system from beginning..now i want to add another 1 tb HDD..that makes it 1 TB + 320 Gb (Total)..So aft plugging the ports..i'll start system as usual..
when it's started completely; will i see the additional HDD/ new partition in "My Computer"..that is an "Extra Partition" just left for formating once & get it done??