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Windows 7: adding a new hardrive

22 May 2013   #1
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 
adding a new hardrive



I have one HDD in my pc already, i added a new one but to do so i had to disconnect my optical drive, how can i get another ata cable without buying a new psu?



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22 May 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you need an extra SATA data cable? Or a SATA power connector?

If your power supply has open Molex connectors you can buy a Molex to SATA transition pretty cheap.


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25 May 2013   #3
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

i have no spare molex
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25 May 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This should take care of the issue unless the HDD is sata style. You will need to determine this first and we can provide the solution but either way you can add this drive without to much fuss.

Ultra Int. 3-1 x Small 4 Pin Power Adapter Cable at TigerDirect.com

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0342&CatId=474
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25 May 2013   #5
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

pretty sure this is sata?


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25 May 2013   #6
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Make and model or link would be easier. Also take a picture or two showing the free power connectors from the PSU. Even cheap pre-builds will have power to add a second optical and at least two HDD's if not three.
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25 May 2013   #7
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

if possible i want to add 4 so i can have 1.5 TB and okay let me do that
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25 May 2013   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you want to add that many maybe an easier solution IMHO is this:

Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS4UM+B 4-Bay Tower - 4x Bays, eSATA, USB 3.0, RAID, Black at TigerDirect.com

Mine is an even cheaper non raid version and I have 6tb's installed currently via USB 3.0 or esata.
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25 May 2013   #9
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

is this helpful?
and could anyone suggest a cheapest processor that's better than 3.60gh?
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25 May 2013   #10
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

whats its memory capacity? and their is really no point because i already have 4 other hdd, all i need are the wires
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