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Apire T180 - Adding hard drive

I've added hard drives on a variety of desktops in past. Adding a hard drive in an Aspire T180 - but where are the extra power and data cable hookups?
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    Frank May 11, 2010

    IDE or SATA drive??

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Thjis PC has a SATA (serial) drive. You have to purchase a SATA cable and a SATA power cable. Then you can install it on the SATA 2 port on the motherboard.

You can buys these at your local computer store or at Cyberguys.com:

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/SearchAll.asp?search=sata+cables&sort=desc

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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First unplug power and leads including internet, then you will need a screw driver to get the side cover off, make sure to touch a bare metal piece to prevent static discharge. unclip the sata cable and power from the hard drive, unscrew the fixture screws holding the hard drive in place, remove and replace with new hard drive....or of you are adding another for extra storage look for a vacant bay to house the new drive, there should be a spare power lead for the drive but you may need to purchase another sata lead if you dont have one, attatch the sata lead to the motherboard then attatch the other end to the hard drive then the power lead. Close the lid and re-boot, the new drive should be picked up by windows 7 or vista, if you have installed a new drive with no operating system you will need a bootable op disc
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hello, Acer T180 comes with a SATA drive which are very reasonable priced these days. I think your system came with a 160GB hard drive (less than $50), you can probably get a 500GB for $50 bucks now.
here is a link to newegg for sata internal drive many of them free shiping for holiday season.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=internal+hard+drive+sata

you may come across few terms like "bare drive", "OEM", then there are regular ones. "bare drive" doens't come with wires(sata data & power connector), same with OEM- no wires, keep in mind OEM is genrally for resellers but i don't think anyone cares (:-) ).. since you are replacing the drive you have you can get by with any or these types. bare drive & OEM tend to be bit cheaper in price.

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you will check your cables, make sure you are not connected to the IDE side. Some PCs are tough, you have to find extentions to make
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Hi there,

You need to go the bois settings.... be careful there of you don't know what your doing.

The smaller cable is SATA and the one you are trying use is IDE.. your computer is set to SATA primary drive. You need to go to advanced seeting and change some seeting around to accept the IDE as primary. Please be careful you could end up messing your system if you don't know what you are doing. Please all the changes when you make them.

Please me know if you need telephine support at the time you do these changes.

regards,

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