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How does one add a second SATA harddrive to a Windows 10 PC?


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JEISEN

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My Win 7 32 bit power light began blinking amber and not powering on with the usual green light. I'm assuming the power supply and/or fan has gone bad.

If it's drive is still good I would like to put it in my Win 10 64 PC for backup. Because it only has one. Not sure if they are compatible? I'm used to IDE's with jumper settings. But I see none on the SATA drives.


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Hi,

 

For Sata drives you only need to connect them to a free Sata port on the motherboard and also provide power to the HDD.

 

Eventually you may need to access the BIOS to make sure the HDD that you have now is selected as first boot device.


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Thanks! I was hoping it would be just that easy.


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That assumes that you have space inside the computer case.

 

You can also put the drive in an external case and connect it either by USB or eSATA. The plus with this is that you can disconnect it and only use it when needed. The down side is that the case costs more than just putting it inside the computer case.


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