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You can connect two IDE devices on a single IDE cable

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include electrical extensions
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I assume your new computer has IDE controller on the motherboard.
Yes you can install your old hard drive into your new computer as a Slave hard drive.
If the old hard drive is installed on the 2nd IDE controller and it is the only device on the controller then the jumper and be master or slave, but connect the hard drive at the last connector on the IDE cable.

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1) Depends on whether you are using an external or internal Hard disk drive
2) If it is external HDD, ensure that the USB cable is plugged into the PC for auto connectivity
3) If it is an internal HDD, You have to unscrew your metal case, look for the 3.5 inches in rectangular dimension metal device screwed onto your CPU casing. Ensure that there is a physical cable connection between the HDD to the Motherboard. The cable that will direct you to the HDD from the Motherboard should either be the SATA (Small Flat headed Red cable) or the IDE cable (white flat 24 pin cable)
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in most PCs the MB and cables inside will have provision to add

2 HDDs
2 Drives (CD or DVD)
1 floppy drive(now it's obsolete)

in a IDE system the data cables inside will be aprox 3 inch wide and the MB will have 2 IDE slots to fix the cables....
in a SATA system the data cables inside will be aprox 1 inch wide and the MB will have 4 SATA slots to fix the cables....from 2 HDD and 2 Disk Drives....

you should know how to install a new HD and make it primary or slave depending on which HD has your OS...
google and find more details on that...

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The Compaq Presario SWV254 Desktop PC uses IDE technology, not SATA.
In the specifications for the above Desktop PC, it states ATAPI is used for the interface technology, and connector, for the optical drive/s.

[IDE is also referred to as PATA. Parallel ATA
SATA is Serial ATA.
The PATA designation was implemented, so that computer users could easily distinct between IDE, and SATA technology]

1) The IDE interface cable, (Flat ribbon cable), has a connector on each end with 40 socket holes.
(39 are actually used. Most of the time, one socket hole is blocked off. (Pin 32)

2) The SATA interface cable has 7 contact pins. Also referred to as a Data cable.

3) The IDE devices, (Harddrive and optical drive), use a 4-pin Molex connector for the power cable.

4) The SATA devices use a 15-pin connector on the end of the power cable.

More info on SATA,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA

The Samsung SH223C optical drive is a SATA device.
You cannot just plug it in.

IF, you have an open, (Available), PCI slot on the motherboard, you can use a SATA adapter card.
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(NOTE*
Just for the SATA interface cable. Does not have a connection for the SATA power cable, you need.

You have to buy a 4-pin Molex to SATA power cable adapter, and connect it to an available 4-pin Molex power cable, on your power supply.

You will also need a SATA data cable. The interface cable that goes from the SATA adapter card, to the SATA optical drive you're trying to install)

This is an example of a SATA adapter card. It is not an advertisement for said website, nor manufacturer,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1281807&CatId=1455

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Click on start menu, click on "run" type in : ADD <device> select DRIVE as "autodetect" ON = 1. The device should be teleported to your computer without hasitation !

^ Just a little joke. Ok here's what you REALLY DO:
What you need: A DVD or CD or DVD/CD Combo Drive, screws that came with it. A 80pin ide cable (IF YOUR DRIVE IS IDE) an additional free power source from your Power supply. One of the thick plugs that come from your power supply that usually have like 4 openings at the end with a red,black,yellow wires attached to it. A phillips screwdriver. Make sure you

1.) Power off your machine
2.) Unplug the power cord.
3.) Open your computer case (watch out for waranty seals: if on, let the cd-rom be built in by the people who sold you the pc, otherwise your waranty will be GONE
4.) Remove one of your "Drive bay covers" @ the front of your machine.
5.) Check that the jumper configuration on your Drive is set to "cable" select. On the device self, it should tell you which jumper setting to use.
6.) Slide in your Drive into the drive bay where you have just removed the little approx 3cm x 20cm cover (Dont forget to put it out of the box or plastic though)
7.) Now take the screws (4) and fasten your new drive in the drive bay by using the Phillips. Check to the front so that the drive is neatly alligned with the front side or your PC (not needed but looks n1cer !)
7.) Connect your IDE cable to your motherboard, suppose to be on the secondary ide channel. IDE cables usually have three bus connectors on them. The ones that are very close to each other must come to the drives, the other one that is "alone" goes into your board. Standard cables can only go in one way. Other ide cables state which one goes to the "HOST" (Motherboard) or the "DRIVES" your Hard drive or CD-ROM DVD.
8) Connect the other side of the IDE cable to your Drive.
9) Connect your power plug to it (The little white one with the red, black and yellow wires attached to it. You should have a couple of free ones from your power supply.
10) Confirm that everyithing sits tightly and all cables are connected corretly
11) Close your PC casing again.
12) Plug back your power into the machine.
13) Start up and enjoy the pleasure of having a new drive :)

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CPU: Intel Pentium III / Intel Pentium II / Intel Celeron slot1
ASIC: Intel 440BX AGP set
Architecture: 3 xISA slots + 4 x PCI slots + 1 x AGP slos
Max. Memory: 1 GB SDRAM for DIMMx 4
DIMM Type: 8/16/32/64/128/256 MB
BIOS: AWARD plug-n-play flash ROM BIOS
On Board I/O:
2 serial ports (UART 16C550 supported)
1 parallel port (SPP/EPP/ECP supported).
2 floppy drive supported (1.2/1.44./2.88 MB)
2-channel IDE (PIO Mode 4 and ultra DMA/33 bus master supported)
2 USB ports supported (universal serial bus)
1 PS/2 Mouse Port
1 PS/2 Keyboard Port
On Board SCSI: Adaptec AHA-7880P ultra wide SCSI controller
SCSI Port: 68-pin wide SCSI and 50-pin FAST SCSI connector yes
Battery: 3V lithium battery
Green Function: Yes
Connector: IrDA, Wake On LAN, SB-LINK,Wake On Modem
Board Size: 244 mm x 305 mm, ATX form factor

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Sata, ide


Update: SATA II drives do have jumpers to make them backwards compatible with 1.5 Gb/s (SATA II drives are 3.0 Gb/s). So if your system is older and can only handle SATA (first Gen) then you have to add a jumper (Seagate has the jumper setting on the drive but sometimes supplies no jumper i.e. you have to have your own).

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