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Could you give step by step instructions with photos for installing a second sata hard disk drive in my pc with ATX tower cabinet and gigabyte g-31 motherboard?

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The document below gives instruction for installing, but the place and shape of the cabinet and hdd case may be different from you PC. You can use this as a refrence. Installing a hard disk drive Use the steps in this section to install a new hard drive into an empty drive bay. Step 1

If you are installing a new hard disk drive, make sure it is set to cable select. physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179815.jpg Step 2

Slide the hard disk drive into the hard drive cage. c01196498.jpg Step 3

Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on the hard drive cphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179817.jpgc="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/c01179817.jpg" alt="c01179817.jpg" class="h_mi" /> NOTE: Make sure the connectorsphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179818.jpgop of the hard drive cage. c01179818.jpg Step 4

Replace the four physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179813.jpgn each side) to secure the hard drive to the hard drive cage. c01179813.jpg Step 5

physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179809.jpgower and data cables to the drive. The connectors are keyed and can be attached in only one way. c01179809.jpg

Insert the hard drive cage into the PC.

Align the four tabs on tphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179820.jpge hard drive cage with... c01179819.jpg
physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179821.jpghe four slots inside the PC. c011798physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179822.jpg= Align the three tabs on the side of the hard drive cage with ... ... the three slots on the front of the PC. c01179822.jpg Step 7
physical installation of 2nd hdd - c01196500.gifhe hard drive cage down until it snaps into place. c01196499.gifphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179804.jpg NOTE: Make sure the front tabs on the hard drive cage are correctly inserted into the slots on the front of the PC. c01196500.gif Step 8

Replace the two screws that secure the hard drive cage to the PC. cphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01833532.gif class= Step 9

If you are adding another hard drive instead of replacing a hard drive, connect the SATA data cable for the new hard drive to the next available SATA connector on the mother board.

NOTE: The SATA data connectors on *********** board may look slightly different than the example. c01833532.gif Step 10

Replace the front panel and the side panel, and then reconnect the cables.

For more information about replacing the side panelphysical installation of 2nd hdd - c01179827.jpgt cover, refer to the HP support documents Removing the Front Cover and Opening the PC Case . c01179827.jpg Step 11

If using Windows, wait until Windows finds and configures the new drive. c00615034.gif

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