Adding an extra hard drive to your PC framework is a simple and straight forward. We will make this as simple as could be expected and help you add some extra room to your PC. So to keep this instructional exercise basic, we will examine the two most normal hard drive overhauls available as of this composing The SATA hard drive and the IDE hard drive. You can examine with your salesman which hard drive will work on your framework relying upon which motherboard (MOBO)/arrangement you have.
You will require a Phillips head screwdriver, a light and you may likewise require a Y-Power link if a free force connector from your force supply isn’t accessible. In the event that you are introducing a SATA drive you may require a force connector link or ensure you have an open SATA power connector. This will supply your new hard drive with power. You will likewise require an information link to associate your new hard drive to your MOBO. First examine your framework to decide whether you need a force link or information link. As a rule you can utilize the current Ribbon information link for IDE drives (see underneath). If not you should buy a link for your new hard drive in the event that it does exclude one. Your sales rep can help you select the right link for your new drive. I additionally prescribe a container of packed air to clear out your framework while you have it open.
To start, shut down your PC framework and unplug the force line from your PC and eliminate framework case. The framework case will happen to diversely contingent upon the maker of your PC. When you have the case taken out investigate see where your new hard drive will be introduced. Without a doubt you will see an unfilled cove just underneath where your present hard drive is introduced. This will be the most straightforward spot to introduce the hard drive. Whenever you have picked an unfilled narrows, you should set the jumpers before you mount the hard drive.
To add an extra IDE drive to your current PC you may have to set the jumpers. A jumper is a little plastic connector that interfaces two pins together to permit you to change the drive position. An IDE association can interface two drives for each link. Amazing! Isn’t that so? Your present hard drive will be the Primary Master. This is your drive with your working framework on it now. Your new drive will be the Primary Slave. The best circumstance is you will have a 80 pin link with a blue red or green connector at your motherboard association and dark connector at your present hard drive association (Primary Master). This implies that you can place your hard drive in the Cable Select mode or CS that will let the link control the set up rather than the jumper. In the event that this is your arrangement simply take a gander at your manual or the metal packaging of your new hard drive to decide the Jumper area and move the jumper to the CS setting. Assuming you have the standard 40 pin strip link, you should check the settings of your present hard drive. Most hard drives come preset as expert. You without a doubt will simply have to set your new hard drive jumper to Primary Slave setting. Assuming you have picked a SATA drive, it will have its own personal link and not be shared so there will be no requirement for jumpers. All hard drives have a type of explicit arrangement for the jumper settings. In the event that you can’t figure out where to set the jumper from the scratching working on this issue of the hard drive (ordinarily on the lower part of the case by the jumpers) or the maker sticker, then, at that point counsel your establishment manual.