Video:Install an IDE Hard Drivewith Don Schechter
Do you need more drive or storage space in your computer? Learn how to install an IDE hard drive in a desktop PC in just a few simple steps.See Transcript
Transcript:Install an IDE Hard DriveHi. I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I am going to show you how to install a hard drive in a desktop PC. It is really easy to do and all you need is the hard drive and a screwdriver.
Before You Install an IDE Hard DriveTo get started, power down the PC and pull the power cord. The cases of computers may vary. To remove the case you may need to remove the back screws. With some cases all you need to do is push a button and pull off.
Setting the JumperNow we need to set the jumper on the back of the new hard drive. If you are going to have just one hard drive connected to the IDE cable, set the jumper on the cable select option.
IDE Hard Drive InstallationConsult the hard drive's user manual. Push any cables out of the way and gently slide the hard drive in. Some cases have rail mounts while others just have the hard drives screw directly into them. All I need to do is screw it directly in.
Now we need to plug in the 4 pin power connector. There are usually a few of them free. Take one and attach it. Now take a free IDE cable the long ribbon and connect it to the hard drive.
After You Install an IDE Hard DriveSlide your case back on and don't forget all your screws. Installing anything in a computer is really not that hard to do.
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