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FujitsuSiemens Scaleo T Computer I have just bought a Hitachi Deskstar disk as a second drive how do i connect it? What leads do i need does it go direct off motherboard or is it set up as a slave to teh original disk does it matter what bay it goes in?

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There is a set of instructions here for installing a hard drive. First of all disconnect the machine from the power and peripherals and if possible work on a wooden surface as it will reduce the likelihood of static discharge which can fry your machine!

http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/4DD4DCCA11DE5EB186256D6A0061C8A8/$file/Installposter.pdf
It is normally quite a simple operation if you can use a screwdriver but you do need some extra mounting screws which you should be able to buy for a few coins at your local computer store.
You need to remove both side panels to access the chassis in order to mount the drive. There should be several spare bays in the machine and it doesn't really matter which you use as long as the cables reach.
Make sure the jumper on the drive is set to 'cable select' (use a pair of tweezers if necessary) It will tell you the correct setting on the plan on the face of the drive. When you have installed the drive physically into the chassis then you need to connect the cable. Most cables have 2 mounting points for drives. The end one is the master and the middle the slave so you need to connect the middle connector (often grey) to the hard drive. You also need to connect a power supply, there is usually a spare in the wiring. Both these connectors will only fit one way so be careful.
When you boot up you need to go into disk management via control panel, administrative tools and set up the disk (format) usually to the NTFS structure. You may want to partition the disk at this stage as well.
After this it should be ready to run

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