Install the Second hard drive on the HP Pavilion DV7-4270us laptop
My laptop has a space for a second hard drive, but not of connectors. I use Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I would like to add a second drive in this niche. My main drive is 1 TB and I'm running out of room. I am currently using a 1 to external but it is cumbersome when you travel. What should I do to use the second drive?
An example of what you need to use the 2nd HARD drive Bay is at the link below.
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After I installed a second hard drive as a slave, he was installed susefully. I formatted but it was partittion. I don't like partittion hd, I unpartition it through computer management and management system and it worked. now, I don't see when I open the computer icon when I check the bios is there when I check through management system is there when I have trouble shooter from there he says works fine, but I can't see through the computer icon it shows not everything, but the second hd.
How can I put the secondary hd icon in the main icon of the computer?
Thank you very much, it worked. you were right and I learned a lesson more.
Yes, your answer was very helpful.
Original title: Dual Boot Laptop
I want to install a second hard drive in my laptop (mSata SSD), I have two programs to install that "do not receive the", so I can create a system dual boot with the same license Windows on each disc. I can run only one at a time, and it's the same pc/laptop.
No, you can't, a second facility would be like installing on a second computer, you will need to purchase a second license.
Two questions for you...
I would like to install a second hard drive in my G10-133. Specifically, I'm looking for a second disc 80gig (MK8026GAX). Does anyone have experience of installing a second drive like that?
Secondly, I know where to buy the disc. But, someone has any advice on the carriage-drive itself (ie. the piece of kit that holds the drive in place in the Bay)? Specifically, where can I get one?
In my opinion, you can build a second HDD, but the two HARD drives must have the same size.
As far as I know the 80 GB HARD drive is compatible with your device.
In addition the second HDD must be set as a slave HARD drive. You can set the jumper in the correct position.
Can I install a second hard drive on this computer?
You can install another HARD drive in the PC because there is a free SATA port.
With regard to the supply cable, if your a more SATA connectors, you can use it to connect the secondary HDD in the system.
Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
See you soon!
I recently bought an Optiplex 780 minitower with Windows 7 DellRefurbished.com and I am happy with the machine. I would now like to add a second SATA hard drive that I bought, for which a power connector is available in the machine (the current hard drive is 250G and so is the other, I want to install.)
However, the two ports of SATA cable on the motherboard are used, one for the existing drive and one for the CD - DVD drive. I understand that there may be a separator for a SATA data cable (as there were once two connections on some slick IDE cables).
According to Belarc Advisor, the jury is Dell 0C27VV A03. Is it possible to install a second hard drive using a USB-to-SATA cable to the CD - DVD drive or the second hard drive? If so, set up a card with an internal USB connection USB PCI adapter? (I have more open slots). Or is there already a USB connection on the motherboard?
Any advice, including suggestions on the parts that I need to get, are appreciated. I see that I can buy a USB-to-SATA cable that has two USB connectors and two sets of pins of connection to the hard drive. I assume that one of the USB connections is for power to the player. I wouldn't need, because the connection of the power supply is already here and elsewhere I wonder if I can get two the casing with a PCI card USB connections. Is there a USB-to-SATA cable with only the connection of data on the disk?
The Manual explains the minitower 780 has 4 ports SATA motherboard and 2 interns, so you drive bays devriez have a place to plug in a second hard drive. (The desktop systems and small form factor 780 have 3 SATA ports). Unfortunately, the manual has a diagram of motherboard layout, so I don't know where the 2 other ports would be.
The motherboard is compatible SATA1a and SATA2. A SATA3 drive must be retro-compatible with a SATA2 motherboard, but won't work on SATA2 data transfer speed. So the price of a SATA2 drive vs a SATA3 drive and the potential future use could be considerations.
If you think that you will - eventually - upgrading to a new PC with a card mother SATA3, the new system would be able to handle the maximum speed of a SATA3 drive, but only works at speed SATA2 with a SATA2 drive.
You will need to buy a data cable SATA for your new hard drive, but it's only a little extra money...
If the manual is not correct (?) on the number of ports SATA on the motherboard, the system is supposed to have an on the rear panel eSATA port, so you can connect a player external eSATA HARD drive as an alternative.
I am installing a second hard drive on my XPS 200, but after the opening to the top of my CPU, I do not think there is another agreement of power or room for me to add one in there. If that's the case I want to upgrade my hard drive... How can I transfer all my files on my hard drive and my OS nine if the old and new hard disks can be connected at the same time? Can I do if I buy an external hard drive and back up my entire system on it?
I want to install an internal drive repaired as a second drive in my office, so I can recover the data. A few threads in this area and I see support. Would just need a SATA HD cable? The power cable would already be there?
Requires addititional hard drive, a SATA data cable and a power connector SATA, the default XPS 410 has a SATA power connector power to spare for a second hard drive.
You will need to buy a SATA data cable, probably a 24 "x 90 * [square] x 180 * right SATA cable, similar to the cable as shown here:"
The procedures to install a second HD are here, on page 30:
I have a lab vShpere 5.0 at home and I would like to add a second hard drive on my server. Is also simple to install the hard drive and the host will recognize the drive or is there some pre/post system requirements before installing the HARD drive?
Thanks in advance for your help and your advice.
Welcome to the VMware forums communities. Generally, the process is as simple as adding the drive and then go to Configuration > storage and clicking Add storage.
Cannot find place to install the second hard drive in the box. Where it is installed?
HP has not produced a manual upgrade. Please see this manual, because it could help you.
I am wanting to know if it is possible to run both hard drives in this computer to the max storage?
Yes, the Inspiron 560 MT supports two 3.5 "SATA internal hard drives.
Dell has not released written instructions for adding an additional SATA hard drive in the 560 MT
But as the Tower of 530 Dell Mini has the same chassis, the same procedures can be used.
Instructions for the installation of a second hard drive physically here are:
After you install the second hard drive, enter the BIOS Setup] and ensure that the drive is enabled [on].
Then partition, format the hard drive and it assigned a drive letter by using disk management.
I have windows 8.1 in my computer but I want to add a new hard drive and install windows 7 on it, I believe that this is possible, right?
Thank you for your reply and sorry for the late reply.
According to the description, I understand that you have a preinstalled Windows 8.1 computer and you want to add a new hard drive and install Windows 7 on it (separate hard drive all together).
I would be grateful if you can provide us with the following information.
- Is the second hard drive, an external hard drive?
- These disks are configured through the RAID technology?
You can install Windows OS on different hard drives, but you need to change the boot sequence whenever you want to start the other operating system installed on the other hard drive. This is because the system of input output basic (BIOS) checks the primary boot device and then the process of starting from there.
Note: Change to the BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the configuration of the BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Changes to settings are at your own risk.
Alternatively, you can install the second operating system on the same hard disk by creating a separate partition. For more information, please visit:
Can I have multiple operating systems on my computer (multiboot)?
See also: install multiple operating systems (multiboot).
Hope this information is useful. Feel free to write us again for any further assistance. We are here to help.
I currently have a 500 GB hard drive in my pc at the moment, and it gets pretty full. I installed a new hard drive before College, but not quite sure on how to do it with this computer. I just wanted to know if there is no instruction and what could be the second hard disk drive and where should I get the hard drive. Thanks in advance: bravohelen:
I am installing a Western Digital 1.5 TB internal hard drive (model # WD15EARSSP) to my HP ENVY 700-230qe CTO desktop PC. Can you please give me the instruction menu and the procedure for the second installation of HD? Which cable kind and other supplies do I need to connect the new HD to my PC? SATA cables: right-right, right - left, right-right angle... etc.
I am not sure that the cables will be available inside the computer. I suggest you to open the case to see if there is a data cable.
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Hi, recently, I ran out of hard drive space and decided to add an additional hard drive. The drive I bought is a "Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM / MIN SATA 3 Gb/s 32 MB Cache 3.5 inch internal Desktop Hard Drive ST310005N1A1AS-RK-Retail Kit. My computer is a HP Pavilion a6407c PC with all the devices regular running in 32-bit configuration. I want to run the drive as a slave RAID drive. I installed in the cage and attached to the motherboard in the SATA 2 card. In the BIOS (which seems to be BIOS 6 or an earlier version), the SATA section in advanced settings is on "SATA 1 + 2". Under the material, I see the drive and it says that its working properly but I see only 3.37gigs memory available, so I know I did something wrong.
Thanks in advance for any help... soon a...
OK, so I moved some stuff my external and have now 42 GB of free space. And I understood how to shape and define a drive letter to the new drive, currently defined as my "F:" drive, but rather than use it as a second separate place to store data, I just want my computer to use as an extension/extension of the "C:".
Can someone tell me please how to do this?
This is something you can not do unless the current operating system installed on it, it will be just an additional storage. He does his work as a secondary hard drive. If this makes no sense to you, then I suggest reading about the differences between the physics of hard drives and partitions (primary and logical). You can create a directory of programs on the second disc and use it when you install additional programs. That's about as close as you can get to the extension of the C: drive (it is in fact a primary partition)
Make sure that your primary hard drive has 10% of its maximum capacity as free space. Store anything else on the secondary drive.
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