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Installing 2nd Internal Hard Drive

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Best Answer PhillPower2 , 27 February 2019 - 02:49 PM

Hello Top, Is the new drive listed in the BIOS, if yes, have you checked Windows 10 Disk Manager; To access Disk Management via Run. Press the Windows+R keys to open Run, type diskmgmt.msc in the empty box then press OK. If the driv... Go to the full post


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:06 PM

Hi folks!

 

I am installing a second Internal Hard Drive into a Dell Inspiron Model 3670.  The additional drive is a 4T WD Blue 3.5".  After using a Power Splitter Cord and restarting the PC everything booted just fine.

 

My dilemma is that my Win Ten System can't "see" the newly installed HD.  The drive did not come with any installation disc, nor instructions.

 

What should I do now?

 

Thanks in advance,


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:49 PM   Best Answer

Hello Top,

 

Is the new drive listed in the BIOS, if yes, have you checked Windows 10 Disk Manager;

 

To access Disk Management via Run.
 
Press the Windows+R keys to open Run, type diskmgmt.msc in the empty box then press OK.
 
If the drive is detected in both it is possible that the drive needs to be initialized and/or formatting, both can be done via Windows Disk Manager.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 05:18 PM

Its been awhile since I have built my own systems so I am sure things have changed in the past few years. But basically you have set the jumpers on each disk to make the main disk the MASTER which contains the OS, It will be your C:/ drive, then set the jumper on the second disk and that will be your slave drive. It should be D:/  You may have to contact the manufacturer of your drive for info on how to do this.  

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for the nudge in the right direction.  Looks like I'm 100% operational now.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:09 AM

You are welcome Top and thank you for letting us know that you no longer require assistance  :thumbup:


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