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Hiding partitions in Factory installed HDD (Lenovo Y580)

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    Hiding partitions in Factory installed HDD (Lenovo Y580)

    Hi all;
    Need to ask how to hid all the partitions in the factory installed HDD for Lenovo Y580.

    This is the scenario.
    Firstly, i successfully migrated all of the following partitions:
    OEM/Hidden partition,
    C partition: boot drive/ program files and data drive &
    D partition: containing drivers

    from my Lenovo factory installed HDD to the SSD and to use the SSD as the primary boot drive . Now, i plan to use the factory installed HDD as my data drive. (I am using a caddy tray for this whereby i plan to swap out the optical drive and pluck in the Lenovo factory installed HDD). However, for "safety reasons" i do not plan to re-format the entire factory installed HDD but rather to keep those partitions just in case if my SSD fails.

    Hence, how do i turn all the three partitions above (in the Lenovo factory installed HDD) to become dormant? I want the computer to boot up from the existing SSD but then to treat the factory installed HDD as the data drive and not to read from any of the three partitions in the factory installed HDD.

    ANy ideas on how to accomplish this? By the way, i am planning to use EASUS as my disk partition freeware.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    You will need to delete all partitions, or you will have boot up problems.
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Hiding partitions in Factory installed HDD (Lenovo Y580)

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