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#1 theinvulnerable

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:37 AM

May i ask if possible to add another hard disk on my computer who's currently has sata hard disk already installed? Because i want to back up my files on my current hard disk to another hard disk. Please help me what i do to back up it.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:03 PM

May i ask if possible to add another hard disk on my computer who's currently has sata hard disk already installed? Because i want to back up my files on my current hard disk to another hard disk. Please help me what i do to back up it.

Thanks.

So long as you can fit the drive and so long as your motherboard has a SATA interface(if your installing a new SATA drive) then you should be able to install it.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:45 PM

I'm using ECS P4M890T-M motherboard, i tried to install a hard disk on ide together with sata hard disk but it won't work. May i know why? Can i use two sata hard disk with my motherboard? I really need to know, because i want to back up the files on the sata hard disk. That is currently i used.

Any other advise please... Thanks

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:01 PM

I'm using ECS P4M890T-M motherboard, i tried to install a hard disk on ide together with sata hard disk but it won't work. May i know why? Can i use two sata hard disk with my motherboard? I really need to know, because i want to back up the files on the sata hard disk. That is currently i used.

Any other advise please... Thanks

Yes you can use two sata drives with that mobo. (http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=807&CategoryID=1&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=44&LanID=0)
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Did you set the ide jumper to master or Channel Select? Is the hard drive the first device in the ide chain?
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:53 PM

The one that i try is add another hard disk, i put it on primary ide and i set it to primary master and i set my cd-rom to primary slave. And it don't work, because when i try to turn on the pc it won't turn on. Is this wrong? Please teach me how to put another hard disk on IDE when i have sata hard disk already installed. Thanks.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:17 AM

FWIW: Newer systems/motherboards...which have only 1 IDE slot and multiple SATA connectors...allow for connection/function of both the IDE hard drive and the optical drive on the same cable...with no problems.

Older systems/motherboards with 2 or more IDE slots...on these it's probably better to put the hard drive on one cable (jumper set as Master or Cable Select), with the optical drive on a separate IDE cable (jumper set as Master or Cable Select).

I would try that.

I would also ensure that the BIOS is not set up to configure a RAID for the drives involved.

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