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Windows 7: Can I add hard drive to pictured PC and is the fan OK

24 Dec 2015   #31
DavidE

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I forgot to mention:

In post #1 screen print it looks like there might be a lighted (blue) intake fan in front of the HD cage.
Also it looks like you have room to add a PCI or PCIE x1 sound card, if you find one that supports Stereo Mix and your PSU can handle that additional load !


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24 Dec 2015   #32
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You already have 2 physical hard drives installed.
I think someone put the 500 GB HD in the cage for the front panel 5.25 drives..
500GB one is external. it sits in a bay on top of the tower
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24 Dec 2015   #33
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
Here's my stereo mix. I also use real realdownloader addon to detect recordable music on net.
Attachment 378514
i know where to look fo stereo mix. it is not on this pc - enabled or disabled.
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25 Dec 2015   #34
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I forgot to mention:

In post #1 screen print it looks like there might be a lighted (blue) intake fan in front of the HD cage.
Also it looks like you have room to add a PCI or PCIE x1 sound card, if you find one that supports Stereo Mix and your PSU can handle that additional load !
I just wanted to point out that I had one in the same place and it became a headache because the dust would get trapped inside the case in front of the HD cage. I eventually took mine out. You need to be sure and clean there very often.
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25 Dec 2015   #35
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I forgot to mention:

In post #1 screen print it looks like there might be a lighted (blue) intake fan in front of the HD cage.
Also it looks like you have room to add a PCI or PCIE x1 sound card, if you find one that supports Stereo Mix and your PSU can handle that additional load !
There is no intake fan. I think the blue light you see is the power switch. See under medion logo http://aldi.medion.com/md8341/_img/a...en/view_02.jpg
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25 Dec 2015   #36
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by April Raine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You already have 2 physical hard drives installed.
I think someone put the 500 GB HD in the cage for the front panel 5.25 drives..
500GB one is external. it sits in a bay on top of the tower
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by April Raine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I forgot to mention:

In post #1 screen print it looks like there might be a lighted (blue) intake fan in front of the HD cage.
Also it looks like you have room to add a PCI or PCIE x1 sound card, if you find one that supports Stereo Mix and your PSU can handle that additional load !
There is no intake fan. I think the blue light you see is the power switch. See under medion logo http://aldi.medion.com/md8341/_img/a...en/view_02.jpg
Ok, that explains those 2 "questions".
I can't look at your PC, so i can only guess and ask questions from what i see in your screen prints and posts.

To me it seems like you need to figure out how HD1 is installed and do whatever you can to mount a HD2 similarly.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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31 Dec 2015   #37
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

OK i took out the disk. There is room for one more hard drive. There is a lot of dust, including under the fan What is the best way to remove dust. I want to clean out the dust when i am putting in the new drive.
Someone asked about the funnel taking air out through a vent in the case. It is fitted properly, just a bit of a funny angle. I am not sure of a couple things - see the pic

Thanks for your help guys . Happy new year to you all


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31 Dec 2015   #38
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

For removing dust, I use aerosol air-duster. Note - they're not compressed air, but hydrocarbons so should be used in ventillated area. Also use upright, or will squirt liquid. About 3 UK/can from Amazon etc.

Pic 3 is SATA power.
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31 Dec 2015   #39
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Middle picture: that's a jumper block. It's highly unlikely you need to pay any attention to it. The default status would be with no jumpers attached to any of those 8 pins and that should be fine. Look at your PC manual for the odd situation where you might have to use a jumper. A jumper would have to fit down over 2 of those 8 pins, so you'd have to locate a jumper if you needed to use one, but that's unlikely.

How to physically install, set jumper settings, and set up a Serial ATA, EIDE, or SSD drive in Windows | WD Support

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_%28computing%29

Right picture: that looks like a standard SATA power connector, not the older PATA/EIDE. Does it have 15 copper contacts on it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
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31 Dec 2015   #40
April Raine

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

@wasnotwas there are differentr size SATA's? It is bigger than the hard disk SATA. 16 pins i think?
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