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Can i add a second disk?

My sp4011n hard drive has one disk. can i add another?

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It is up to your computer and what you already have installed, but in almost every situation you will have room for one more device ie: Hard drive or CD/DVD drive. You'll need to open the computer up and check to see if you have wide (about 3") flat grey cables connected to your existing drive or if it is a narrow (about 1/2") with similar size connector on the drive. The wide one is generally EIDE for newer computers and IDE for older. The small is SATA. This is the standard now.

Since you have a drive that is 40GB, you almost certainly are either EIDE or SATA. Once you look at the cables, you'll know which type you need to purchase.

Good luck

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