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installing second harddrive


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Chamo

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alright so i bought a new tower, HP PAVILLION A6000N, it comes with an internal harddrive and it has space enough for another, the harddrive that comes inside is a Serial ATA hard drive, the old one that i took out of my old tower is a DMA/ATA-33 (Ultra), so is there anything i can do to add the old one as a storage drive? what kind of wires would i need? thanks for the help
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if your motherboard has an IDE (same thing as ata or pata) port on it then you can hook up that drive..you'd need an IDE cable and the standard molex power cable....if you've got 2 IDE ports on the motherboard then you can hook the HD up on one of those however you like....if it's only got one...and you've only got one optical drive (like a cdrom or dvd drive) then you can hook that ide drive up to an available connector on the cable that's going to that drive..make sure that you jumper the drive as cable select though if you do this...or better yet jumper one device as master and one as slave (end of the cable is master, center is slave) if they're both on the same cable...or both as master (and plugged in to the end of the cable) if they're on seperate IDE controllers on the motherboard
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