Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:37 PM
First thing is make sure their compatible-are they IDE or sata, and are the old computers IDE or SATA? most likely IDE, in which case physical installation is easy-just plug in the IDE ribbon and power cable. And double check the jumper-there will be a little jumper pin somewhere on it, if its the only drive on the Ribbon, you can set it as either C/S or Master and it will work-if there are multiple drives, you will need to select one as master and the other as slave. If the drives and computers are SATA, you dont have to mess with the jumpers at all-simply plug in the sata power and the sata cables to the approrpriate spots.
After that, you will have to find the Operating system discs for the computers, and install the OS you wish to use. If your using windows, you will need the original discs for each computer or new OSes and keys. If your using a version of linux, then you can use one disc all around.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.