How to install 2nd hard drive?

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  1. oasis

    oasis Guest

    can someone explain how to install a second hard drive or point me to a website with the info?

    thanks
     
  2. MP

    MP New Member

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    1: make sure the jumper setting on the back is set to "slave" on the HD you are installing

    2: Plug it into the middle plug on the IDE cable

    3: Plug in power

    4: turn on your computer

    9x out of 10 the OS will pick up the HD and you won't have to do anything after that.
     
  3. oasis

    oasis Guest

    ludelover,

    thanks for the response , but how can i tell if my motherboard supports a 2nd hard drive?
     
  4. Devious

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    aslong as you have an open IDE cable i think it will work.
     
  5. BeanesCivic

    BeanesCivic My Gerbil is faster than yours!!

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    you can have as many hard drives as you want.

    but if its not formatted right and the OS doesnt ask you to format, you wont be able to use it til you format it yourself.

    quite simple, just right click and press format.

    depending on your OS, if its XP you will you NTFS, 98,Me,2000 use FAT32.

    im not sure about MACs.

    and i dont know the name for linux and unix.
     
  6. Kabuko

    Kabuko Guest

    Actually with XP and 2k you have the option of using either FAT32 or NTFS.
     
  7. Rob

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    1. You can only have as many hard drives as you do open IDE channels.

    2. Most new hard drives come with a bootdisk to allow you to initialy format it.

    3. Correct, except use NTFS in Win2k

    4. Who cares about macs?

    5. If you are using liniux, use fdisk and then mke2fs to format it. Read the man pages. Use the -j switch in mke2fs to make an ext3 filesystem.
     

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