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2 HD on one computer.

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March 29, 2012 12:26:45 AM

I upgraded my dads HD awhile back he had a 500gb one now I put in a 2TB one and it runs fine.

My question is to hook up the old 500gb hard drive and have it be recognize under my computer how do I do that?

Currently when I put in the old HD there is no sign of it.. I go into Bios and it dose not show up I only see the 1 2TB HD being recognized how do I get the old drive to be used and recognized?

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a b G Storage
March 29, 2012 12:32:50 AM

The extra SATA port may not be enabled. Find out which one isn't, in the BIOS, and enable it (there's usually a setting for it somewhere in there).

It's also advisable to put the drives in sequential SATA slots: SATA0 and SATA1 for hard drives, SATA2 and up for whatever else. It's not a requirement but it works the bus less.
April 3, 2012 11:29:56 PM

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