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MenaceOfMen

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I need a tutorial on how to install two hard drives. One for my OS and one for memory storage, can somebody help me please?
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Install the first one and load in your operating system, then put in your second one and in MY COMPUTER format it with the file type you want and you can use it for storage :tazz:
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that easy!? awesome, thanks!
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Are you using 2 serial ata (SATA) drives or normal IDE drives?
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Howdy:

Not quite that easy.. depending on which IDE connection you use, the "slave" (2nd hdd) will have to be jumpered as Master or slave.. If you don't, it will cause problems..

You also need to boot into BIOS to make sure it is being recognized in there..

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Yea, they are both normal IDE HD's. It had only 1 connector on the IDE cable so I swapped it with another that had slave and master labeled on it. I connected the memory drive to slave and the drive with the OS for master, but I read on the internet how it has to be configured for slave and how it could be found on the hard drive. So I looked and in the tinyest diagram on the face of the earth it told me where to put the pin so I did and it worked out great. thanks

Edited by MenaceOfMen, 23 May 2005 - 01:29 PM.

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Not a problem !! :tazz:

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