Problems on installing two hard drives

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I have two hard disk installed on my cpu . These are:

my original hard disk is

1. Samsung 160Gb SATA2 7200 RPM Hard Disk Drive

and the recently installed

2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 320Gb 7200 RPM Hard Drive

But after installing the Seagate HDD, there is no drive for this on My Computer. And the Memory Card Slots that I recently installed also suddenly stops working. I want to install another Operating System to my new hard drive but I can't seem to find it on my drive list. There is also a noise inside my cpu that sounds like a whirling fan with a whoosshh sound.  I am sure that I connected the hard disk properly according to its manual. Does this two hard drive has the possibility to have conflicts with each other? I will be using my seagate barracuda for gaming purposes and the Samsung for business purposes so I really want to keep this two. My computer is running Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 3. And I want to install Windows 7 Starter Edition to my new hard drive. If you have better suggestions on how to fix the issue, please send me a reply here.

Thank you all.



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Answered By 0 points N/A #108769

Problems on installing two hard drives


Hello Jodie martin,
The first thing to do is go to your BIOS and check if both hard disks are detected. You can go the BIOS screen by pressing the Delete button during boot time. (Take note that it's now always the Delete button. It will differ from system to system.)
The second thing to do is look at your hard disk in a hardware perspective. If you are attaching two hard disk, they have to be in a master-slave relationship.
Try checking your hard disk and see if the jumper is set to "MA" (Master) or "SL" (Slave) or "CS" (Chip Select).
One hard disk should be the master while the other one should be the slave to avoid conflict.

Answered By 330 points N/A #108771

Problems on installing two hard drives


Got it now! The computer can read the external hard disk and found no problems. Thanks for helping.

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