Re: I want to get a second HDD to install Linux on!
SATA drives have no problems being seen.
I did the same. Have a 2TB HDD for W7 and storage and a second 128GB SSD for Ubuntu. You may want to choose a SSD instead of that HDD you selected since SSDs have greatly dropped in price. Unless you plan to download a lot I would question the need for a 2TB HDD which don't have great track records for reliability.
My SSD boots up 64 bit 12.04 in ~20seconds and is FAR FASTER than any HDD!
At first I didn't install or worry about GRUB bootloader because W7 is seldom used. I jut hit F12 if W7 was desired on boot. However after a week normal Ubuntu updates installed GRUB automatically and configured GRUB to my 2 drive setup which really surprised and impressed me. Linix ROCKS! Don't really need Windows at all anymore.
Last edited by cybrsaylr; February 9th, 2013 at 05:41 PM.
Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Ext4 on a Dell Studio XPS Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-860 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 ram and Dual booting: Ubuntu 11.04 64bit Ext4 & 32bit Vista Home Premium, on a Toshiba laptop dual core AMD Turion 64, 2.0 GHz, 4GB ram.