adding a harddrive.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:57 PM
Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:55 PM
Google will give you stacks of info on installing HDDs though if you need more information and it wll get you pictures as well.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:46 PM
connecter do i put the slave harddrive on this connector?
ok i have the robbion going into the motherboard onto the primary idea slot, the primary one has my cd-roms. my harddrive is a sata i think because the drive plkugs straight into the mother board and ther is no ribbon cord thing.. i need to know what to do!
it is also the only drive on that ribbon, im gunna try makeing it a master and see what that does...
Edited by tom_beach22, 07 April 2006 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:04 AM
From what i can gather you have your optical drives connected via IDE on the primary IDE channel to the motherboard.
Just to make sure you have a SATA hard drive they look like
What you should have on your motherboard is TWO IDE channels one next to the other most have two its not often you just have one. Easiest thing to do is just to connect the Hard drive on its own channel, they can sometime get a bit iffy if they have to share with optical drives. It will just connect the same way as your optical drives do if it is an IDE.
Setting the drive as a slave is easy enough you have to move the jumpers into the slave position or remove them depending on the drive, it should be written on the drive though next to the jumpers.
But a google search turns up lots of info better than what i can explain to you, http://www.google.co...le Search&meta= with more pictures as well. Try it and reference this and the guides there, and then if there is specific problems come back and e can get them solved. I wouldnt worry there isnt much you can break installing a hard drive(knock on wood).
Edited by warriorscot, 08 April 2006 - 11:10 AM.
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