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What model is your pc? Usually if it's at most 2 years old it will work. For older ones you might have to buy a PCI-SATA card and connect the hard disk to it.

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I have western digital external hdd usb 2.0 and i have opened it now i want to connect it as internal hdd, its a sata drive inside when i opened the cover


The specific connection depends on the form factor the hard drive mechanism and the computer in which you want to install it. If it's a 3.5" drive and you want to put it in a laptop, forget it; it won't fit in there.

If you want to put a 3.5" drive in a desktop system, you need a SATA drive power connector from the power supply, a SATA data cable, and a SATA port on the motherboard or an expansion card. (note that you will probably not be able to boot from this drive if it is connected through an expansion card unless your computer's BIOS supports booting from a PCI device). It's also highly desirable to have an empty drive bay in which to to mount the unit.

If the hard drive has a 2.5" form factor (2.5" wide), and it is to go into a laptop, you will need the 2.5" hard drive adapter for your particular laptop (many manufacturers have a special cable or adapter for hard drives, although they should all fit the SATA interface. However, if your laptop is an older model designed for PATA IDE drives, the STAT drive will not be compatible.

To put a 2.5" SATA drive in a desktop computer, you need an adapter kit. This includes a 2.5" - 3.5" drive mounting bracket adapter and a cable adapter connector for 3.5" drive connections as described in the second paragraph above. Many computer parts merchants carry these.

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How do i know if it is a 2.5 in or not and will any sata external case work with it?


The Toshiba (MK3252GSX) hard drive is a 2.5 in SATA drive and it will fit into any 2.5 in USB hard drive case.

Dec 04, 2012 | Toshiba (MK3252GSX) 320 GB SATA Hard Drive

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I dont have a hard drive, can i use any hard drive


I looked up the specs on that device. See below. The specs call for IDE. You will only be able to use an IDE harddrive drive. You can pick IDE drives up pretty cheap from TigerDirect, Amazon, NewEgg or most local tech computer/tech stores.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/specs.htm

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How to remove hard drive from acer aspire x3200


Remove the cover/side panel on the case to get access to the components inside the computer.
The SATA hard drive is secured to the disk drive bay with 4 screws.
Unplug the SATA data cable and power cable from the hard drive, then remove the 4 screws securing the hard drive in the drive bay.
The hard drive can be removed from the drive bay.
Reverse this order to fit the hard drive back inside the computer.

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How to install sata harddisk


With Serial ATA technology quickly replaince IDE/ATA as the new standard in hard disks, more and more computer users will need to know how to install SATA hard drives. The process of installing a SATA hard drive is similar to installing an IDE hard drive, except a bit simpler. Follow the directions in this article to learn how to install a new SATA hard drive.

1.Detemine whether or not your hard drive supports SATA. SATA technology was not introduced into the market until after 2002, so any consumer PC before that will not support a SATA hard drive. To find out whether or not a SATA hard drive can be installed into your motherboard, you can review the manual that came with your computer, or you can contact your computer's manufacturer. If you have already purchased a SATA hard drive, but have your motherboard does not support SATA technology, you will not be able to use your new hard disk.

2.Power down your computer and remove any peripherals or connections. Ground yourself either by wearing an anti-static wrist strap, or by touching a piece of unpainted metal. Remove your computer's case.

3.Locate your hard drive bay. Your hard drive bay should be located beneath your CD/DVD drive.

4.Locate the SATA data cables on your motherboard. Review the image to the left to get an idea of how your SATA slots may look (not all motherboards look the same). The small, red connections on the bottom-left of the motherboard are your SATA connections.


5.Take your SATA data cables (the red, smaller cable pictured left) and plug the one end into the motherboard. Insert the data cable into the lowest numbered slot (i.e. 0, 1).

6.Next, you will want to locate your computer's power cable. Some computers will already have a SATA-compatible power cable available, but others may not. If your computer does not have a SATA-compatible power cable, you will need to buy an adapter. As in the picture above, it will have one white end and one black end. Plug the white end of the adapter into the white end of the power cable in your computer. It should look identical to the one in the picture.

7.Connect the data and power cables to the back of your hard drive. The larger cable goes in the larger slot, whereas the smaller cable goes in the smaller slot. If they do not fit at first, simply turn them around and try again.

8.Slide your hard drive into the drive bay. You will want to make sure that the part of your hard drive with the connections on the back is facing outwards. Then, taking a screwdriver, line up the holes in the bay with the holes in your hard drive and screw the SATA hard disk into place.

9.Power on the computer. If you have installed two SATA drives, unlike with IDE, you should not have to designate them as master or slave (both will be independent drives). If your computer is not reading your new hard drive, power down the computer and check all connections, making sure they are secure.

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I have a good power supply, but the unit will not power on using AC or USB power source. Can I move the hard drive to another unit to recover my data?


If the hard drive has a SATA fitting and Power SATA fitting like a normal hard drive ( or the 4 pin molex and an 40 pin ide fitting) yes you should be able to

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The hard disk is not detected...


Fit tightly or change the sata cable >if not go to bios enable hard drive .
hopr it will help you

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500gb hard disk supported by intel D101GGC


Hey ROY_GV,

This D101GGC Motherboard supports both IDE and SATA.

Regards,

InfDev

Mar 05, 2010 | Intel D101GGC Motherboard

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Additional hard drive needed


Just buy a new SATA HD of what ever capacity fits your budget. Keep the old one as it works with your setup. There is no point causing extra work for yourself.

Power off the computer. Conenct Power to the drive and a SATA cable to the new drive (should be supplied with it) and the motherboard. Power on the computer and then format the new drive. The drive letter will be assigned by the Operating System. Once completed you have a new drive to use.

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New sata hard drive fitted, now says no audio deviec ,so no sound


If you just added the sata and reformatted the drive with a new copy of the Operating System you will need to reload the sound drivers located at MSI's web site in there drivers and download section.

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