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I would like to add an internal hardrive to my sony vaio and was wondering if it is possible to do the transplant is from an emachine

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    word2thewhys May 11, 2010

    add or replace? If you're adding it as a slave you should be able to see the drive as a 2nd drive in your "my computer". This assumes that you've got room on your cable/mobo for another drive.

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As long as they are both the same kind of HDD (SATA or IDE) and you have the extra slots available for power cable and expansion bay, it will be no problem at all. If the HDD you want to put in is an older model, there may be jumper settings to deal with to let your Vaio know it is the secondary drive. Those settings will be available from the HDD manufacturers website.

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