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2 hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bigsooner, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. bigsooner

    bigsooner Thread Starter

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    My grandson wants a computer on which he can play games. I have a 586 with a 10 GB hard drive. His mother has indicated he will have a LOT of games. Therefore a need for larger hard drive. I have an extra 10 GB which I can install. What do I need to do to get them both working correctly. Also, are the games loaded on both drives. If so, do I cahnge the drive letter for the new game location?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. BTS '76

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    If you install the new HD, I think plug & pray should pick it up, and run you through the partitioning and format. And when you download data or save games whatever, it should ask you what drive to save to. Not to sure on this one though, it's just what I thought happened.
     
  3. codexaenir

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    You might need some screws, and may have to set the jumpers on the hard drive. Just read the manual.
     
  4. ozinpho

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    Hi, depending on your motherboard operating system [CMOS] the method may have slight variations during setup. There are two ways you can attach the second hard drive. 1) TURN POWER OFF and remove mains plug. Set the jumpers to slave [SL] on the new hard drive, attach to the first, from motherboard, connection point of the IDE cable running to your primary hard drive. Connect the hard drive to an inboard computer power take off. Screw HD onto chassis. Reconnect power and turn computer on, as BTW, depending on CMOS, everything should now be taken care of by the computer as it powers up. A drive letter will be allocated to the new HD, usually D: and your cd which used to be D: will now become E:. No need to worry, it is just what happens. Any game can be made to go onto this secondary HD. Some game files will have to go onto C: because they need to use Windows system files, but not many. If you need more info for second method, just holler. :(
     
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