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Old 11-19-2003, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Additional Hard-drive

Hi all. At the moment I have a 40gig hard drive and i'm beginning to get low on space. Am I able to install another hard drive? Or do I have to just buy a larger one copy everything over?


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Old 11-19-2003, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you buy another hard disk that extra storage can be used in addition to the hard disk you already have. you may or may not have to format the new drive. this can be done throught the operating system.

if the new hard disk is much faster it would be nice to tranfer the operating system to it to speed up your computer. you do not have to do this though. you will need to set correct jumper settings.

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Old 11-19-2003, 10:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes you can. Install it on the middle plug on the same ide cable as the other hard drive and set the jumper to slave. You will have to format it as well before trying to store data .
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