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How to install a 2nd sata disk drive - do I need a 2nd sata cable?

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Yes you need a second cable to go to the motherboard. depending on your power supply if you dont have enough sata power plugs you may need a power plug adapter or Y also.

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Yes you need one SATA cable for each SATA device.

Biggest thing is to make sure that your motherboard has enough SATA ports available to accomidate another SATA device

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HD REPLACEMENT


Check if you can use SATA else you'll have to look for IDE
Actually to insert a SATA drive is easier then replace a light-bulc.
Just remove cables, unscrew from "drawer" insrtn new drive, scress, replace cables.
If it's a system disk, the difficulty is resintall your system. After you've replaced Hard disk, formulate your question with more doubts

See some fine videos here


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Pavillion P6000 won't recognize any drives


If you are trying to install Windows XP then -

The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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Install sata disk


From what I was able to find it looks like the board is set for IDE Interface connections for the hard drives. But you can make it accept SATA Drives by adapters that plug into the Power Supply cables that go into the hard drive.

I'll show some links below that will show you the adapters you will need.

The link below shows the Cable that would plug into one of the power supply cables and go into the SATA Drive to give it SATA Interface.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-4-PIN-IDE-Molex-To-2-X-15-Pin-SATA-Power-Adapter-cable-Fast-From-USA-/270963453066?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item3f16ae2c8a

The link below shows you the cable you need that will supply the Power to the Sata Drive. It too plugs into one of the cables that come out of the Power Supply and goes into the Sata Drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-4-PIN-IDE-To-Serial-SATA-Power-Cable-adapter-/270693224712?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item3f0692d108

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I am installing window xp professional but there is no hard disk to detected to install.. and there are 2 hard disks attached


If your hard disks are SATA hard drives then the XP Pro installation cannot detect these SATA hard drives because the installation CD does not include SATA drivers.
To install Windows on SATA hard drives, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive

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Want to install a second sata hard drive, new drive not auto detecting, bios only identifies ide drives


HI popsrowe

Your problem is most likely the SATA data and power cables. for tips on the two cables. the system should detect the SATA hard disk automatically,
( you only need, setting the hard disk support as a second hard disk to the system in the bios setup )

regards

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I am not able to detect sata hard disk in msi mother board


Your model K8MM-V motherboard does not have a SATA controller only IDE disk controllers and therefore it cannot detect a SATA hard drive.
To install a SATA hard drive on this motherboard you need to purchase a PCI SATA disk controller and install it on the PCI expansion slot and then attach the SATA hard disk to this SATA controller.

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Start the system & enter you're bios & use you're manual to help guide you on this. Go to the Boot section of the bios. You can set the boot order. Normal boot order is like this:
1st boot device, floppy disk (if one is connected).
2nd boot device, cdrom drive
3rd boot device, hard drive
(Drive the has windows installed on it).
Save & exit the bios. The system will restart & windows should load. If it does not, than you picked the wrong hard drive.

Good luck!
Mike

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Installation 2-nd HD


Hi i also have a dell xps 400 what you need to do is enable sata 1 on the bios and then reboot ( if you havent already). Then if you have windows xp click right on my computer and select manage,it opens up computer mangement, then go to the tab called storage and on the sub menu of storage click disk management . You should see you 2nd hard drive (labelled disk 1 at the bottom) make sure its your 2nd HDD ( Look at capacity in properties by clicking right on it) .Click right on the 2nd hard drive and select format press ok when the new window comes up and its finished.

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First enable the hard drive in bios if you havent already .Then if you have windows xp click right on my computer and select manage,it opens up computer mangement, then go to the tab called storage and on the sub menu of storage click disk management . You should see you 2nd/other hard drive (labelled disk 1 at the bottom if it is the second hard drive) make sure its your 2nd HDD ( Look at capacity in properties by clicking right on it) .Click right on the 2nd hard drive and select format press ok when the new window comes up and its finished.

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