Second hard drive for the dv7 - 7047cl

Can a second hard drive be added to the dv7 - 7047cl?

(It is standard drive is a 1 TB of HARD drive).

If so, how?

Thank you!

Hi Mike,.

You are welcome

There should be no problem with Bios recognizing the 2nd HARD drive, however it may not appear in Windows (under the Start Menu, computer) until the drive has been formatted.

You can format the second HDD as follows.

Hold down the Windows key and press R.  In the run box, type compmgmt.msc , and then press ENTER.  Click disk management in the left pane and let readers load upward.  Right-click on your new HARD drive and select Format to start the wizard.  Windows 7 will affect a Volume label so if your happy with it, just leave the default.  File system is NTFS.  Allocation unit size must be left by default.  Select the option to perform a quick format if it is not already done.  Leave all the other default settings, and then click Ok, and then Ok to start the process.

Once this done, your new HARD disk should now appear when you look under the computer.

Kind regards

DP - K

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