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Windows 7: Adding another ATA HDD


24 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 
Adding another ATA HDD

Hi, Am looking to add a new ATA HDD but the problem is I have no places to put it. A (ATA) DVD drive is installed along with a 120GB HDD. There is no where to place it and I prefer not to have it external, it may be my only option to use it via usb but prefer not to.

Any suggestions?


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24 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Make/Model of computer?
Can you post a picture of the inside of your case?
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24 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Ok Picture coming up but its custom and my spec(s) are in the normal place.
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24 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Here it is. Best shot I could get.


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24 Sep 2010   #5

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Your mobo supports IDE (PATA) drives, floppy drives, SATA drives and USB drives. I imagine you could use one of the older PATA IDE cables with 2 drive capacity and be just fine or simply purchase a newer SATA drive and have no worries.............
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24 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Your mobo supports IDE (PATA) drives, floppy drives, SATA drives and USB drives. I imagine you could use one of the older PATA IDE cables with 2 drive capacity and be just fine or simply purchase a newer SATA drive and have no worries.............
Yes I have a SATA Drive for my host OS but I have a spare 80gb ATA drive (My G3 died ) so I would like to use it
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24 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It will fit into any of the slots underneath the hard drive you already have installed.
You will have to move the cables out of the way to get it in.
Could be a good time to try some cable management and hide or move some of the cables to help with air circulation and cooling.
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24 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
It will fit into any of the slots underneath the hard drive you already have installed.
You will have to move the cables out of the way to get it in.
Could be a good time to try some cable management and hide or move some of the cables to help with air circulation and cooling.
Yes but there are not cables to support it they have been used.
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24 Sep 2010   #9

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Replace the IDE DVD drive with a SATA drive and you can then connect the second HDD, probably the cheapest solution.
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24 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Replace the IDE DVD drive with a SATA drive and you can then connect the second HDD, probably the cheapest solution.
If you have already purchased the PATA drive the above is the best solution.
If you have not purchased a drive purchase a SATA hard drive.
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