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How do I install second hard drive on Compaq Presario (5BW160)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mohanlal2000, Dec 30, 2002.

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  1. mohanlal2000

    mohanlal2000 Thread Starter

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    Guys,

    Any help is welcome!!

    I have purchased a new WD Hard Drive(60 GB) which I wanted to install on my Compaq preasrio (5BW160). This has a CD-ROM Drive and a CD-RW drive. On opening the machine, I found that the available bay beneath the Floppy drive does not accomodate the Hard Drive. And there is no existing place elsewhere to install this hard drive. Could somebody please help out by letting me know as to where this drive needs to be placed. Are there any other precautions which i need to consider?? While searching the Compaq website, found something vague about a railing which needs to be purchased(though I have no idea where from??).

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. grybeard22

    grybeard22

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    Hi there Mohan
    Try one of the local pc shops for the rails for mounting your new HD.....if they dont have any they might be able to give you some suggestions on how or where to get them.

    I had a simular situation on a friends pc (hp with a mini tower) and I was able to use a stacking bracket from an old case that I had and it mounted horizontal just fine ...kinda depends on the room that u have in the case ....some even mount vertically.

    just some ideas for you

    good luck with it
     
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