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#1 arez123

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:04 PM

Ok so i have 2 HD'S in my desktop one is a diskless i guess you would call it and the other is a WD BLUE 1TB HD and the WD BLUE stopped working so i bought a new one, the exact same one how do i install it? Is it just plug and play or is there anything i needa do?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:16 PM

plug and play really.....

 

two cables you need to unplug and plug back in.....one is power, other is sata/data



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:19 PM

Awesome thanks your your help!!

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

I can't say how much experience you have by one post but on a bare drive you will need to partition and format it before Windows detects it.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

I figured it out thanks

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

But do u know if i can make the new hard drive the default if so how??

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:18 PM

Via the BIOS/UEFI

 

you that screen that first appears when you start your computer?
It will say "HP" or "DELL" or whatever brand your computer is.

 

You have not given us details about your machine so i cannot say what your shortcut to enter the BIOS/UEFI screen is.

 

its usually the delete key but sometimes its different.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:00 PM

Hey im sorry is a asus cm6870 and ok cool before i do it can you tell me if it will do anything to my computer other than change the default HD (sorry bout all the newb questions im a car guy not a computer guy haha)

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

Its cool

As for what i suggested your motherboard may need to be told to boot from the new hard disk thus why i suggest changing the boot order.

Usually booting from a new disk out of the box is a snap but hey never know.

Also dont be afraid to use other brands of hard disks with your machine, unlike a car your hardware inside is ambiguous so you dont need to keep on buying the same brand hard drive or the same model for that matter.

Its not like trying to fit a ford engine into a chevy or anything like that.

This means in the future if you wish to do so you may be able to use a solid state drive in that machine, not only are solid state drives faster but can give older hardware a new lease on life.

If this is a full size desktop all the better, it means you can mod that puppy and make it a hot rod as opposed to a family sedan.

Heck one day you can add some racing stripes to it and put it in NASCAR


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:51 PM

do you know if I can give more space from my D drive to my C drive? my c drive is only like 200 GB and my d drive is now 1TB most my system files are on C obviously and I'm tryna do a update but it wont let me cause I don't got enough space on C. btw thanks for all the help!!



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:54 PM

You could just format the new drive to use its maximum and move your files onto it, remove any unwanted or un needed applications and if you need to get them back you can tell windows to install them on the new larger drive.


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