How can you install a extra hard drive

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I would like to upgrade my computer. I want to keep the hard drive I have and add a 2nd one on to it. Does anyone know what would be involved in adding a extra hard drive.

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How can you install a extra hard drive

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Hi John, you can either add an External or Internal Hard Drive 

External Hard Drive

Plug the external drive into your Computer. This should be easy and if you encounter problems check the manual of the external drive which will be given to you when you purchase it.

Internal Hard Drive

First make sure that your computer has an extra slot for another hard drive (This can be done by going to BIOS menu while restarting the computer. At this Menu, you will select IDE Config or Standard CMOS Settings and then change all the settings included to auto detection. After this restart the computer and after restarting it will notify you it is detecting drive, if they is none, then you can add a new hard drive, if there isn't any none, then all slots are filled and you cannot add an extra hard disk)

Secondly,   Put the second into an empty slot in your computer . Then find flat ribbon cables or SATA cables and connect to main board , also find cable at the empty slot that the computer detected at restarting, it will either be primary or secondary.

Thirdly, set jumpers so as the drive to recognize if to act as slave or master. and Finally restart your computer.

Hope I was able to help.

 

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