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Old 08-10-2006, 01:54 PM   #11
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:00 PM   #12
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Jumpers, anyone?
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:37 PM   #13
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I would add another hard drive to it, and buy a big one like 100+GB. Once you install it, it will detect it automatically and will appear as drive E: or somethng like that depending on what other devices you have in that machine.

Probably the hardest thing to installing a hard drive is having to deal with the jumpers. Don't get me wrong, it's not hard once you know the understanding of it. You're probably using an IDE hard drive so there's some configuring you will need to do. SATA drives have nothing to set. Literally plug and play.

On the back of the hard drive, there's a slot that has 8 pins in it and you'll see a small black plastic "jumper" that basically connects a pair of those 8 pins together. That's why they're called jumper so the current can jump across each other. Usually, they are labeled, Master, Slave, and Cable Select. Here's a site that can help explain what each does:

http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/di..._settings.html

That's for a Seagate hard drive, but other manufacturer may vary but the meaning is the same. Simplest way is to set the new hard drive as Slave and install it on the primary slave plug on the cable.
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:46 PM   #14
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Lets not forget needing to go into disk management and enabling the new drive and formatting it NTFS (which should go with ... FAT32 is so old school ). Just plug-n-play isn't going to happen. You'll see the plug-n-play function when you first bootup with the new drive installed. However, you'll need to do a little more work before you're "up and trotting"
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