How to add a 2nd hard drive for HP Pavilion DV7!
How to add a 2nd hard drive for HP Pavilion DV7-3165DX, product # WA794UA or WA794UAR.
(1) classification of the HDD, hard drive, hardware kit. Disc kit HARD material includes mounting rails, static shield, screws, insulators in rubber and SATA cable from the motherboard. Check your model & product # to ensure compatibility.
Material of parts HP HDD Kit 517639-001 for DV7-3165DX product # WA794UA and WA794UAR.
(2) training of consult - Windows 7 PDF, table of contents, 7 replacing a drive in secondary hard drive Bay. This will show you how to install a 2nd HARD drive in an HP DV7.
(3) to select a Windows 7 computer, select the installed HDD, Format (if not already formatted).
(4) if the drive HARD does not appear in Windows 7 under computer, go to the Start Menu, find programs and files, enter "Computer management", select storage, disk (Local) management, look for the 2 HARD drive Bay (should appear as disk 1, Bay 1 HARD drive should show as disk 0), Format of the 2nd HARD drive (the one that you just installed).
Update: I have the 2nd HDD (WD 1 TB) installed, Windows recognize now after completing the steps I mentioned in step 4, Format with default allocation NTFS 931,51 GB free, 118 MB USED to put in shape. Format exFAT to allocation by default 931,51 GB free, 1 MB used to put in shape. I chose NTFS format to reduce the fragmentation of the file.
I want to add a 2nd internal hard drive, I recently installed a SSD drive as primary drive and installed Windows 7 Enterprise. Now, I want to take the original hard drive and make a 2nd disc. I did once before, but cannot understand the connections.
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1, installed to clean
HP, model a6600f
Processor Intel Pentium Dual CPU E220 @ 2.2Ghz
4.0 GM RAM
I can't understand the connections...
Here's the original HD I want to be the 2nd drive internal
Here's the orig connected HD
This is connectors - but they won't connect to the HD...
Please see the manual (page #19) following:
So rumor is my DV7 may take a second hard drive.
So I got a second drive, open the bottom where the reader will, and there is no SATA connector. Apparently I need a shopping cart or something, but I can't. Am I missing something obvious?
Yes you need a shopping cart and a connector. The interface is not a standard SATA plug... There is a cable that connects the SATA drive in a small plug in the second Bay.
I want to add a second hard drive for my Pavilion Elite HPE 410f. Recommendations? Somewhere in the 320 to 500 GB range and I want a quick unit because it will be used for rendering videos. Thank you for your response.
How fast is fast is the real question.
Have you looked at hybrid drives OCZ? Expensive but probably the fastest option.
Seagate also made a hybrid hard drive. Good price... You will need a 3.5 "to 2.5" support if the player does not support. If you install the drive in an empty optical Bay then you will need a 5.25 "to 2.5" support.
Your other choice is 7 200 or 10 000 rpm traditional hard drives.
Another option would be to add a PCI sata and two external hard dirves configured in RAID 0.
HP Pavilion 500-210qe desktop
I want to add an additional hard drive.
There are a lot of empty space in the box.
There are two empty SATA sockets on the motherboard.
There is a power outlet extra.
But I do not see how to fix my new drive mechanically.
Based on the following specifications, there NOT all alternatives for a second HDD segment:
Alternatively, you can refer to the following manuals:
You are a handyman? If so, you can use screws, glue... to add a second HDD in the guest room. Keep in mind: do not block the airflow.
Hi I was wondering is it possible to convert the optical drive for a 2nd hard drive? As I used to get a SSD as my main hard drive and never use the Blu ray burner. See you soon
Please, try the next option:
Hi, I have the HP Pavilion dv7t-4000 CTO Select Edition Entertainment Notebook (product # WV703AV). It can accommodate two hard disks but only came with one. What would need to be able to install the second hard drive? I need just a connecting cable or I also need to caddy or kit?
Also, would I get a solid state? My laptop that would support or should I just use regular?
Currently, I am on Windows 7 64-bit. I have a 500 GB hd (which came to be partitioned with hp tools/restoration).
Help with what I would need to a conventional hard drive or ssd would be greatly appreciated. I tried to look through messages of others first, but could not find anything specific to my model. Thanks for your time!
The only place I know where you can get a 2nd hard drive kit is that provider.
Your laptop should be able to work with an SSD, but I can't guarantee it.
I don't really see any point in adding an SSD unless you make the main hard drive, and to do this, you must get an SSD of the same size as the original 500 GB hard drive to use the recovery discs to reinstall the operating system.
Most people get smaller SSD and they use the W7 product key to activate a simple installation of W7.
If you can read all 25 characters of your product key for windows 7, you can do your own installation media and allows to install Windows on a smaller than 500 GB SSD.
If you can read the Microsoft windows 7 25-character product key, you can download simple Windows 7 ISO files to burn on a DVD for the version of windows that is installed on your PC, and which is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC case.
Burn the ISO with the option to burn the ISO on your DVD burning program and burn it at the slowest possible speed that will allow your program. This will create a bootable DVD.
Or use the installation of Windows 7 USB/DVD tool to compile the ISO file that you download from Digital River. The link below. You need a 4 GB flash drive to use the USB compilation method.
Use 25 characters on the PC product key to activate the installation.
The key will activate a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the support of the PC and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to downloads ISO of W7 is below.
Pavilion dv7-3060us computer has a 2nd hard drive Bay. On 2 flags of 17.3 inches previous, I installed a 2nd HDD. This quad core Pavilion is much thinner than the previous pavilions; the underside of the computer has also a centre piece in the form of "T" in the Panel without screw - is a pop on the access panel or the entire bottom panel needs to be removed through the perimeter screws? Still trying to find a manual showing this particular case - no luck so far. The downloaded HP
Manual for the previous dv-7 is for the case of style like unless I missed something.
Install an SSD soon - would like to have all the "stuff" to install a 2nd drive hard if possible. Anything I should be aware of before perform this procedure? Don't really want to remove all the merits of the case.
Thanks for any help that can be provided.
DP - K
I appreciate the help. The Caddy is the same that I used before (on the 1st dv7) the 2nd dv7 used the direct taking of 90 degrees into the adapter. I have both of these me more allotted a 500 GB HD. All I need pickup is the SSD.
The "T" sign on the back of my case has no screws - but I can see the 3 component tabs snap at the top of the "T" through the small crack on the case. These are shown on the exploded view of repair. I'm projecting from the 'snap-out' Panel down on the vertical leg of the "T".
Once again; Thank you
Hi, I am a newbie in all of this. I would use the 2nd internal hard drive of our mac mini server (end 2012) for storage (in fact, I'll things rsync from a remote server to here. but this is not the point here.). The thing is, I don't know how to access the 2nd internal hard drive and where to start. I did all of the following commands in the Terminal, but I don't really know what they mean, and what can I do with this information. I've been Googling but most are guides on how to install a 2nd hard drive etc. I hope that the information below is enough for someone to give me advice please?
That shows disk utility?
Hi ch, I, m going to add a 2nd HARD drive of my laptop bu using Bay, CD/DVD optical drive, so I don't know if the connection of optical drive supports SATA 2 or SATA3? And where I can buy a Bay for disk HARD 2 (good quality)? TKS a lot!
There is that some members have used and reported success with third party products. I can't recommend any particular HARD drive caddy product as I have no personal experience using one. I can provide you with a URL so you can decide for yourself. I will update with more sources as I find them.
Your laptop uses a SATA interface for the HARD disk and the optical drive.
I have a HP Pavilion Elite HPE 510 t. I try to add a 2nd hard drive. The 2nd hard drive is a Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM 6G.
Accordingly, the 1st HDD was plugged on SATA2 and the CD-ROM was connected to SATA1. It worked and it started ok.
I added the 2nd hard drive, plugged on SATA3, went into the BIOS Setup and it has not even see SATA3.
I then plugged the CD-ROM on SATA3 and the 2nd hard disk on SATA1 and lit, is went into the BIOS config amd saw 2 hard drive and a hard disk 1, it did not see the Wired CD SATA3. Then I tried SATA4-nothing.
I have advanced and partitioned and formatted the hard drive into two partitions 2 and recovered the data from a backup on each partition.
It works very well, with both devices, but nothing I have connect SATA3 or SATA4 is recognized by the BIOS.
Can someone tell me why? is there a jumper on the system board or a setting in the BIOS that turns on SATA3 and SATA4?
Are my bad SATA3, SATA4?
I've seen the specifications for hard disks. He is said to use a 1 to 3G 7200 RPM. IS the fact that I use a 1 to 7200 RPM 6 G the cause? Even with the hard drive 2 disconnected and hard drive 1 SATA1 or 2 and SATA3 or 4 CD, it does not yet recognize the CD-ROM drive.
I tried to pass autour SATA data cables, but it has not changed. Anyone know why the system will not recognized the connected CD-ROM SATA3 or SATA4?
Or whatever it is well plugged SATA3 or 4? I can run both hard drives, but then I don't have a CD-ROM drive, or I can run a hard drive and a CD-ROM drive, but not 2nd hard drive.
Any suggestions? I know choose IDE used to have to set a date for the cable, but I don't think that SATA requires that.
Am I wrong?
I bought a $70 ServerSupply.com motherboard, succeeded him and it solved the problem.
Someone here even suggested, but me. I forgot what email I signed up for this site.
Now officially logged as me.
I am very short of space on my originally installed HP 500 GB hard drive and need more storage space. I have a new Seagate 750 GB drive, 7200 RPM and I would like to install it. When I opened the folder to access the second hard drive compartment, I was blocked when I have not found any pre-installed connector. What should I do to install this player?
Loss of power for 40mins. Please try this:
the links before shows the TWO caddy and cable for dv7 machines. This article may help:
I noticed a few messages on the forums who have asked how to install a second HDD in your laptop.
Here is a link to a video on how to install 2nd HARD drive.
This video will show how to install the hard disk, what parts you'll need and what models are directly related to the video.
I hope this helps!
Who can help... How to make partion on the new HARD disk for installation of QosmioPalayer of restore CD?
Details: Qosmio G30 - 149, I've changed my disks hard two 100/100 for hard drives 320/320 and now in train to install QosmioPlayer.
I tried a few ways to make partion.
At the end and at the beginning of the 1st disk HARD, 2nd HARD drive.
But all the time I was following the fault: "the recovery is not supported on this system.
Please, who knows what to do?
Wait a minute;
I wonder about this error message:
+ "The recovery is not supported on this system." + "
Are you using the original recovery of Toshiba CD (DVD) that were shipped with this laptop?
Please note that you can only use the CD that have been designed especially for you, notebook series!
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 which has a Samsung 320 hard drive. I would like to add a second hard drive to put photos, etc. Green a Western Digital 2 TB 3.5 "SATA looks like a possibility. However, images, like most of the internal drives I saw pictures, he has one open side showing the drive mechanism. The Samsung already in the PC is covered. The additional disc will not become covered with dust (my PC had a lot of cobwebs in it when I opened it to the top!)? Any advice on which drive to choose and how to install it would also be appreciated.
All computers must be inside the frame, cleaned all the dust on a regular basis.
I have two HD SATA and SSD installed in my Inspiron 530 mini tour and have never had a problem of "dust."
Keep the air intakes located on the façade behind the clean HD of any accumulation of dust, helps to cool the hard drives.
Instructions for the installation of a second hard drive physically in a 530 are here:
Will need you a SATA data cable, there should be a spare power connector SATA inside the case and four 6-32 X 1/4, Phillips head screws to mount the drive.
Connect the SATA data cable to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
After you have installed the drive, enter the system setup and make sure the hard drive is "on" [We] and recognized.
For windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.
Go to control panel, administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management, right click on the new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.
Hard drives Western Digital and Seagate are good, my preference is for Western Digital.
Also check the length of the manufacturer's warranty, plus the best guarantee.
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