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How do i install a 2nd internal hard drive on my dell precision t5500

I have my 2nd 3.5 inch SATA hard drive to install on my dell precision t5500, and need to know if there is anything else I need to do besides just plug and play. Example, enable something?

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You don't mention it but you might be asked for an installation disc, especially if plug and play doesn't work

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i think this means that the harddrive needs to be refoarmated as the bios sees no logical drive in which the boot.ini file resides

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So the 80GB drive is an IDE drive, right?

Different manufacturer's have different BIOS' so I can't say with certainty what you'll see in yours, but on my ASUS motherboards I have a one of three settings:

PATA
SATA
PATA+SATA

When I run both IDE and SATA drives I need to use the third setting. I sounds like you're shutting off the PATA when you enable the SATA so there's no drive from which to boot.

If I misunderstand your problem please let me know.

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SOURCE: Install 2nd Hard Drive in a Dell Dimension 8400 Computer

all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.

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SOURCE: Dell Dimension 2400 with secondary SATA hard drive keeps crashing

generally all computers can handle a secondary hard drive. i myself am a dell tech. why not try to increase the wattage output of your power supply from the present 200 or 250 watts to at least 300 or 350 watts to give enough provisions for additional devices that will be connected to your computer. normally a hard drive will get burned or fried because of a loose power cable connection. data cable will never fry your hard drive. try running the hard drive diagnostics if it passes then it should work well. try also using chkdsk /r in the command prompt to fix your hard drive if the damage is not that extensive.

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SOURCE: Dell dimension 3000 hard dirve what type do i need to install a sata pata or ide

Hi

Dell Dimension 3000 accepts IDE hard drive. Any modern IDE drive should be fine

Check out Dell Dimension 3000 Service Manual for spec and how to remove and install parts.

Mike

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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