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how to add a extra hard drive to my computer


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mariaj

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hi there, can any one tell me how to add an extra hard drive to my computer? im not very technicaly minded so explain in laymans terms please thanks
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Laptop or desktop?
Is it a name brand system and if so what brand, make and model?
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hi there, ive looked in system information and it says compaq model EvoD510cmt. is that any use? thanks
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OK pretty simple if you follow this manual HERE.
Page 1-8 shows you the location of the drive bays.
Wat you would need to do is to make sure one drive is set for master and the other for slave since they would be connected together on one ribbon from the motherboard.
That is accomplished by the jumpers on the back of the hard drives.
There is other steps involved but before getting that far into it I want to make sure this is something you want to continue with as it does mean you have to open the case up.
Do you have a table or something you can lay the system on while working on it and is well lighted up so you can see?
Next after opening the case up you need to verify the ribbon that goes from the motherboard to your hard drive has a empty connection on it to accept the new hard drive.
Thirdly you need to make sure you are purchasing the correct format drive as in a IDE connection.
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ive tried to open the manual but a box comes up saying windows cannot open the file? and yes i have got a table and im sure i want to do it. thanks
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You need some type of PDF reader in order to read the file.
http://www.foxitsoft...com/pdf/reader/

Foxit

Free download and reads everything Adobe reads.
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ive done it. thankyou very much for your help maria
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OK and have you verified if the ribbon connecting your existing hard drive to the motherboard has a extra connector on it?
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yes it as. ive done it and im up and running again. many thanks maria
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You already installed the second drive?
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yeah its all done. many thanks to you. maria
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You are welcome. The partition and format went good then I take it and you are able to use the drive with no problem?
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