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Putting hard drives back in Cpu. what settings and where

Maxtor n256 and western digital 400-754
where and using what setting

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How many hd you want to put in the cpu? is your pc capable of big capacity drive?

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My new hard drive seems to be working too hard and becomes non responsive, the fan also engages constantly. Lots of clicks and whirring noises. This is the same problem I had with the hard drive that came...


Well I hope you didn't replace it with an oem drive,because they ****. Go Western Digital & steer clear of Maxtor/Seagate. However, check some of this first. Go into bios after running for a while & check the cpu temp & board temps out. Anything running at or above 165 farenheit(65 celcius) is in or having a major overheating issue. In that case, a thourough cleaning is needed & a fresh dose of cpu thermal paste put on. While it's open be sure to check that all the fans are working. Some of those optiplex's had 2 cpus so be sure to apply new thermal paste to both,remember to wipe off the old stuff first. If the steps above don't help with the existing drive, download a program called "spin rite" & run that after making a complete image of your drive using Acronis or something similar for free off www.download.com . While you're at that site, grab Advanced System Care Free edition & run that as well. That's an easy one click program to use & fixes alot of wierd ****. Make sure you go into the diagnose system section,run that also then under utilities run the disk cleanup,internet optimizer,follow the instructions for getting the defrag program & select smart ram (set that so it starts with windows,same with the defragger). If all that doesn't work, replace the hdd with a Western Digital of similar size & if you used Acronis you can simply mount the image onto the new drive & you're done. All your apps, settings & programs are the same! It's like taking someone's brain out,putting it in a pickle jar & putting it back in again with them being none the wiser,lol.

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You didn't mention a name so I will shoot in the dark to try to help...if your computer doesn't recognize the hard drive that is because it is not formatted yet.
If it is an IDE hard drive make sure the jumpers on the end of the drive are set the way you want. If it is a single drive set to MA or CS if it is the second hard drive select SL if it is a Serial drive it will detect the position by itself. Make sure you power supply plug is snug. More information can be gleaned easily from the manufacturer's site, Seagate, Maxtor (is seagate) Western Digital..and the like.
hope something here hit target, please leave rating. thank you kindly

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(if both drives on the same cable):
Your boot drive goes at the end of the primary data cable.
Your second drive goes on the middle connection of the same cable.
The red stripe on the data cable needs to be closest to the power connection (red stripe to pin 1).
The jumper on the boot drive set to master.
The jumper on the second drive set to slave.
Look in the BIOS to make sure it sees both harddrives.
Boot the system.. it will need to be partitioned and formatted if not already..
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I bougth a maxtor hardrive is this same connection with western brand hard drive


If your talking about the number of pins and the power plug, yes! Don't forget to set the device order the same as your old one,master primary master slave/ secondary master/ secondary slave.

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Use separate cable for both the hard drive.
Make master to the one which is bootable,restart your system and just check bios setting whether both the hard disk are detected or not..also under boot device check first boot drive is hard drive which is master and bootable..

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The second pair joined (jumper) I suspect it is configured as cable select.
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