You will need
- - Controller IDE SATA;
- connector USB-SATA.
Turn off the computer, disconnect the system unit from the AC mains. Open the enclosure of the unit. Usually required to remove only the left wall. This will allow you to access to all necessary elements of the PC. If you have two hard drives format SATA, you will need some connectors on the motherboard and special cables. Install both the hard disk in a special compartment and secure them with screws. Make sure that the hard drives are not loose.
Connect both hard drive to the system Board, use SATA cables. To simplify further settings synchronous operation of the drives connect to the SATA1 port of the hard disk on which you will install the operating system.
Connect the power to both the winchesters. To do this, use the cables coming from the power supply of the computer. If the unit has only one SATA cable, then buy a special adapter. It is necessary to connect the IDE cable with a SATA hard drive.
If your motherboard has no SATA ports at all, then buy a special controller that allows you to connect SATA hard drives. With its help, connect hard drives to the motherboard. In this case, you must use the IDE-channels. They represent the wider multi-channel connector.
If you are not able to connect two of the SATA controller to IDE ports, use a USB adapter SATA. In this case, through this controller you need to connect the hard drive which is not installed operating systems. The probability is that this hard disk will be determined only after loading the operating system.
Sometimes it makes more sense to buy an IDE hard drive, than to use the controller to connect SATA drives.
Advice 2 : How to connect a DVD drive
Any computer that is mentally already a bit old, but continues to function normally, can be used as a home theater. For this you need at least to connect it to the TV and music center, and, if necessary, install additional equipment. For example, to connect the drive DVD to view the movie.
Turn off and completely unplug the system unit of a computer. To connect the drive DVD, remove the side housing cover – this will allow to access the motherboard and the stuffing of the system unit. Previously on the front side of the housing remove the plug in the place where you want to connect the drive DVD.
Depending on which interface the data exchange between the devices and the motherboard supported IDE or SATA connection driveand will be slightly different. Overall, however, the installation principle remains the same. The connection interface is easy to visually identify. IDE cables are attached to a wide multi-pin connectors. The SATA interface uses a narrow thin connector. At the same time on the IDE cable can connect two devices and SATA only one. Also the device of IDE interface require manual configuration of priority. Special jumpers-the jumpers are set the corresponding status of the equipment Master or Slave.
Having dealt with the interface, connect the wiring connectors to the corresponding outputs on drivee , DVD. Don't forget about the wire that supplies the power. Insert the drive DVD in a special thread provided by the design of the system unit. Secure it with small screws.
Turn on the computer. In the beginning of the download, the motherboard should detect the drive DVD, bringing information about it to the screen. If not, go into the BIOS and specify the drive the DVD force.