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How do you connect two hard drives to a computer?

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1. For SATA, you just need a second SATA cable to plug it in and a power cable from the power supply.
2. For IDE, you will need a second IDE cable to plug the second hard drive, AND you will have to set both hard drives jumpers either to cable select or one Master and the other one Slave, based on which one you have the operating system.

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1. For SATA, you need a two SATA cable to plug it in and a sata power cable from the power supply.
2. In IDE, take a second IDE cable to plug the second hard drive, AND you will have to set both hard drives jumpers either to cable select or one Master and the other one Slave,

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First make sure your SATA hard drive (always accompanied by a data cable or the red-yellow color, and ATA, also check the capacity of your motherboard supports SATA or not to, usually the motherboard output in 2000 and above already support. It's easy to stay SATA data cable plugs into a second outlet in your motherboard and then run your computer hard drive will be detected automatically

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Instructions Things You'll Need: Phillips screwdriver Tweezers 1Remove all of the cords and then both panels from your tower. You can find the screws on the back of your PC. Place the panels and screws to the side. 2Remove your current hard drive. Pull the IDE cord, which is the thin, long cord out of the back. Then detach the white power cord connector. There may be two to four screws holding the hard drive in place. 3Choose your master and slave drive. The master drive has the Windows operating system. This drive should be the smaller GIG size of the two. Only Windows and Program files should run on this drive. 4Change the jumper settings. On the back of both hard drives is a pin set with plastic connectors. The information regarding the jumper settings is on top of the hard drive. As all drives vary, you need to follow the instructions for your hard drive. Set the master and slave drives according to your decision in step 2. Push the jumpers into place with your fingers. 5Screw the master hard drive back into the tower. Hook the IDE cable back into the long pin connector on the drive. Plug the white power cord in also. Push firmly as the connections are tight. Make sure you have them snugly into place before continuing. 6Screw the slave drive into the tower near the master. There is a middle connector on the IDE cable; plug that into the slave drive. Take the second white power cord coming from the master hard drive and hook that into the slave. 7Replace both panels of the tower. Then turn on the computer.

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