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post #1 of 10
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Hi,

I have a spare 500gb normal 7200rpm 3.5" hdd i want to add to my system, but not too sure if its simple or not. Do I simply plug it in with SATA cables like the other one, or is there something else?

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post #2 of 10
Yup, plug in the sata cable to your mobo and the sata power connector to your psu and you are good to go.
    
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post #3 of 10
Correct. You will most likely have to format the drive before you use it which can easily be done through windows after it is plugged in. Be sure your computer is completely off when you install the drive.
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post #4 of 10
yup and then format it if you want a fresh Hard drive...
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post #5 of 10
plug in power + sata cable after mounting in case then enjoy
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post #6 of 10
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Okay i plugged it in with power and sata.. it shows itself in the BIOS but not in my computer in windows... did i do something wrong?
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post #7 of 10
Open up disk management you should see it in there then be able to format and use it
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post #8 of 10
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Okay I'm in Disk Management, but not sure what to do now, what do I do in it?
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post #9 of 10
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Oh I got it now. Thanks.
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No problem
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