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How to add a second HDD?


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#1 ramjrp

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:07 AM

I'm currently having a 500 GB HDD. It is running out of free space. Can i install a 1 TB HDD along with the existing one and if so, how to do it?. Thnx in advance for replies.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:18 AM

What is the make and model of this computer?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:54 AM

System Specs:
Processor:Intel core2duo E7300 @2666 MHz.
Mainboard: Intel DG31PR.
ATX cabinet.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:10 AM

Ok, so this is a custom build.

Is the hdd which is installed a PATA or a SATA?

What type is the one that you wish to install?

Do you have enough room to install the new hdd inside the case, or will this use an exterior enclosure?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:18 AM

I have a SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD.
Have got space for another HDD in cabinet.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:34 AM

Let's try this again in a different way. Are both hdds SATA?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 02:39 AM

You just slap on the 2nd HDD as you did the first one, plug it in, and you're off! Hahaha

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:30 PM

Your link for your chosen hard drive addition...doesn't work.

FWIW: In order for any hard drive to be used in Windows...it must first be formatted. Properly attach the drive, go to Disk Management (Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Right-click on the drive, you may have to initialize it. If not, then just format it/create your partitions. I would not make just one big partition.

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