To add a 2nd hard drive on my desktop Dell Studio XPS 7100

I have a HD 1 TB there already comes with the system. Add 2 to 7200 RPM SATA 3.5 "HD which is available on the Dell site and make a total of 3 TB? I thought I read somewhere that my office is designed for a maximum of 2 TB. 3 to work always but maybe just a little more slowly?
You can also the 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5 "HD would work, too? I ask because my office is not listed in the compatibility for this particular HD list.

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Tinman39
Hi Bev! I'm about to install second HDD of my Studio XPS 7100 desktop computer and would like to have very practical step by step instructions, but it seems I get pieces different place, suggestions? Lisa
 
Tinman39
 
You will need to buy a SATA data cable, there should be an additional power supply connector into the drive case.

The procedure of installing a second hard drive in the 7100, are here:

FTP://FTP.Dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_studio_xps_desktop/Studio-XPS-7100_Service%20Manual_en-us.PDF

Tip: Open the case and check that Dell has provides the drive for additional hard drive cage.

Once the drive has been installed, check the configuration of the system, including the SATA port, it is connected, turned on [on] and the hard drive is recognized.

So for Windows recognizes the additional drive, you must partition, format and assigned to a drive letter using Windows Disk Manager.

Bev.

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