Advice 1: How to connect 2 hard drives

Sooner or later, every computer user there is a problem: one installed hard drive will not put all the information that you want to keep. And, in the end, the system unit of the computer there is a second and maybe third discs. One of the main difficulties that arise when simultaneously connecting 2 hard drives, is the correct definition of motherboard of each of them, as well as in priority or the boot order.
How to connect 2 hard drives
Instruction
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In fact, cases where it is necessary to connect 2 hard disks, boil down to two possibilities:
• one disc is already up and running, you need to install additional;

• there are no computer storage media, it is necessary to connect 2 hard drives.
Since the first case flows logically from the second, consider a situation when you need to connect 2 hard drives in the system unit. Power off the computer. Put it on a flat surface and remove the cover to access the motherboard.
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Choose which hard drives will be the main, that is active to boot the operating system. Define a sequence by setting small jumpers-jumpers in the appropriate position in accordance with the diagrams shown directly on each hard drive.
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Some differences between drives can be caused by interface hard drives. Interface can two ATA or SATA. With this you can connect 2 ATA disk on one cable, but the SATA drives are connected each with a single cable going to the motherboard. Hard drive with SATA interface due to interface connections do not require any additional changes to the settings of jumpers when connecting to the controller, to position master/slave IDE drives from ATA.
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When you've dealt with the ribbon cable and interface, as well as prioritize downloads using the jumpers, install the hard disks into specially designed slots in the system unit. Connect 2 hard drives cables to the motherboard, and wire the voltage coming from the power supply.
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Turn on the computer and enter BIOS setup. If the hard disks are not automatically detected, make their manual identification of the appropriate team. Then save the changes and exit the BIOS.

Advice 2 : How to add a hard drive

Sooner or later, every computer user, the question arises about the increase of memory in computer, memory, hard drive. After all, when buying a computer, few people pay attention to the size of the hard drive - at the moment it is better to invest in RAM or graphics card. But in the process of development of the capabilities of the computer increases the amount of stored information on your hard drive, and the only way to save her is to buy another hard disk.
How to add a hard drive
You will need
  • Phillips and flat thin screwdriver
Instruction
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But do not rush to the nearest store for shopping for a hard drive. First you need to figure out what kind of hard drive you need. From the time you bought the computer in may was more than a year, and during that time could change standards for connecting internal and external peripherals. HDD exactly what happened, the old IDE standard were replaced with modern Serial ATA – SATA abbreviated, it ensures transmission of information with greater speed.
SATA connector
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Where can you see a connector for the hard drive you have? Option one: locate the manual to the motherboard of your computer. If it is difficult to do because all the boxes out of the apartment after the repairs were discarded for their uselessness, and the instruction was most likely lying there, then go through the second. Before you despair, the motherboard you have, it is in the system unit and is the basis for everything else (CPU, RAM, hard disk, etc.).
IDE connector
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To access the motherboard, remove the system unit or install it in order to have access inside it. To see the available connectors on the motherboard is better from the left side of the system unit. There is the front side of the motherboard, and the right side of the system unit is the back part of the motherboard. It connectors available. See which cable is connected your hard disk. If it's a wide cable (about 5 cm), this connector is of the older generation of IDE, if narrow (about 1 cm), SATA.
IDE and SATA cables
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With your hard drive sorted out, now look at the place where the cable is connected on the motherboard. As a rule, the IDE connectors on the motherboard, there were two, but due to the possibility of parallel connection of one data cable-IDE two devices can connect four devices. It optical drives (CD and DVD) and hard drives. If these two connectors and installed one optical drive and one hard disk, at least you can connect two hard drive.
The IDE connectors on the motherboard
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But with the advent of the connectors of the new standard, the old is not gone, motherboards transitional period are available as connectors IDE and SATA. On modern motherboards single IDE connector remained, but much more SATA connectors (6-8 pieces), one SATA connector can connect to one device, look for them on the motherboard. If they are then your new hard disk will be faster to exchange information with other devices that will increase the performance of your computer in General. It is now possible to shop for a hard drive.
The SATA and IDE connectors on the motherboard
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To install it, connect the loop data-an IDE or SATA cable to the motherboard. Find the cable with the power connector for the hard drive. They are also different, depending on the kind of hard disk. Connect the connectors to the hard drive and that the drive is install to available free space on the "shelf" below the main hard drive. Connect the hard drive screws or install it on the latch, depending on the type of fastening on the "shelves" of your system unit. Install the side panel of the system unit to the place and enjoy the opportunity to keep on your computer even a library of data.
The connect a hard drive
Note
When working with your system unit, turn off the computer and disconnect it from the network, in order to avoid electric shock.

When you connect a ribbon cable data IDE not to bend the needle connector on the drive and the motherboard, aligning them would be difficult.
Useful advice
When you buy a new drive buy a wire to connect. This is largely to treat SATA drives.

When you connect the drive the jumper on the drive on which the system is installed, set to "master" and the additional disk to "slave", it will allow the computer to boot from the correct disk.

Advice 3 : How to add a second hard drive

Sooner or later on any, even highly capacitive hard drive ends. Of course, you can remove some files, or burn them to discs. But you can just install another hard drive that will save you from having to delete files. Besides the extra disk space never hurts.
How to add a second hard drive
You will need
  • - hard disk;
  • - screwdriver.
Instruction
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First, you should define the interface of the hard disk. Now, almost all hard drives connected through SATA. To find out if your motherboard SATA interface, from the user to it.
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Unplug the computer and everything connected to it the device from the mains. Remove the system cover, then put him on his side. So it will be easier to access interfaces of the motherboard. Then find on it SATA. Usually several of them. To facilitate search you can use the circuit Board if you have one.
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Once the SATA interface is found, connect one end of SATA cable. Insert the hard drive into a free Bay of the computer case. After that, the second end of the cable connect with hard drive.
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Now the hard drive is connected. It is necessary to connect the power. Among the wires of the power supply must be wire transfer. You should not confuse, so as soon as this wire will fit the Winchester. Connect it to the device. This process of hard disk installation is completed.
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If your motherboard still has not turned out the SATA interface, or you got a hard disk drive with ATA interface, the connection procedure in this case is a little different. Connect the ATA ribbon cable to the system Board, and the second end of the ribbon cable to the hard drive. Field of this connect the power. If you did not have a free port ATA, then you can use the ATA ribbon cable that allows you to connect to one interface multiple ATA devices. Such plumes must be set to your motherboard. Or you can buy them in computer stores.
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After connecting the hard drive, close the system cover. Connect all devices. Turn on the PC and the operating system will automatically install all necessary drivers.
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