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Ide drive or sata drive? it is a simple job once the case is open look for the ide connector (secondary ide channel connection also located on the rear of the drive is a group of pins read the directions supplied with the drive to place the pins in correct location ) or the 2nd sata connection plug them in and plug the power lead in & re-boot windows should found the second drive.

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