Adding an extra hard drive to your PC framework is an extremely 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 straightforward, we will talk about 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)/design 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 investigate your framework to decide whether you need a force link or information link. Much of the time 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 on the off chance that it does exclude one. Your salesman can help you select the right link for your new drive. I likewise prescribe a jar of packed air to wipe out your framework while you have it open.
To start, shut down your PC framework and turn off the force string from your PC and eliminate framework case. The framework case will happen to distinctively contingent upon the maker of your PC. When you have the case eliminated investigate see where your new hard drive will be introduced. Without a doubt you will see an unfilled narrows just underneath where your present hard drive is introduced. This will be the least demanding spot to introduce the hard drive. Whenever you have picked an unfilled cove, 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. Fantastic! Correct? 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 design 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. On the off chance that 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. On the off chance that 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. On the off chance that you can’t figure out where to set the jumper from the carving looking into the issue of the hard drive (normally on the lower part of the case by the jumpers) or the producer sticker, then, at that point counsel your establishment manual.