How to connect 2 hard drives?
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Sometimes there is not enough space on one hard drivefor storing all the necessary information. Quite relevant is the situation for professional photographers and videographers. Solve the problem of lack of space in two ways - buy an external disk of a large volume or install a second hard drive. The first method is simple - go into the store and buy, but, here, with the second you need to understand. In this article, I'll show you how to install 2 hard drives.
Define the type of interface
The type of disk controller interface can beParallel (PATA) and serial (SATA). On a PATA drive, usually a wide and flat cable, on a SATA drive - narrow without jumpers, usually it is red. You can find out your type by looking in the system unit and looking at the motherboard.
We buy a disk and cables
Choose a new hard disk according to your requirements, as well as the type of controller interface - connect the Molex power cable to the PATA-disk, to the SATA - a special SATA power cable.
Connect the drive
- Turn off the computer and turn off all cables, remove the side panel of the system;
- We insert the hard disk into the free cell on the guides, connect the necessary cables: the power cable to the power supply, the SATA or PATA cable to the motherboard.
- We collect the system unit, turn on the computer.
- If the connections are made correctly, you will see a new disk in the "My Computer" menu.