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Where do i plug in a second hard drive on the motherdoard on a hp pavilion a1220n

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It will be either a SATA port which is small approx 1/2cm by 2cm or a PATA port which is a whole lot larger approx 1cm by 7cm and has little pins. If you choose PATA you will have to configure it as a SLAVE to your first hard drive. This is achieved by setting jumpers located by the PATA connector port on the hard drive. There usually is a little diagram on the hard drive itself. Your first drive needs to be master. Cable select usually sets the farthest drive on the cable to master and the closest as slave. Just set as master and slave to be safe. This is not needed on SATA drives.

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When you open up the casing (make sure you ground yourself), there should be a ribbon cable marked master and slave. The master is your primary drive, so you would connect the slave to your secondary hard drive. Have any other questions, let me know

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