This is a discussion on Dual HD???? within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. hey,
ive decided that i need another hard drive due to the fact that my current one is running extremely
ive decided that i need another hard drive due to the fact that my current one is running extremely low on space,
ive never done this before, what problems will i expect to encounter?
do I have to have an OS installed on this new HD?
Can i install it with the 'master/slave' connectors?
Your primary hard drive should be connected to the primary master position
on the first IDE cable.
You can connect another drive to the secondary or slave position on the
Once installed you will need to partition and format it.
You may want to move some of the data off the C drive to the new drive
once it is installed,as windows uses the main drive for the swap file and
a near full drive can slow the computer.
Anothr option would be to move the swap file to the new drive.
lol i hope i dont start doing that, dont have the cash lol
anyways got: 60GB ATA133 7200RPM Hard Drive with a 7MB Cache
for £18.50 , not sure what that is in USD 20 bucks?
good old ebay lol,
i shouldn't have any problems installing it, but if i do i do, ill come running back here for help