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Please help me, i want to add new 1 tb WD sata hard disk in my G31M-ES

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February 19, 2013 5:06:12 AM

please help me, i want to add new 1 tb WD sata hard disk in my G31M-ES2L motherboard.

what should i do?
a b V Motherboard
February 19, 2013 5:26:22 AM

look at your other hard drive and you will see the setup you need for your new one.

one is your power coming from your power supply and the other will be a sata cable connected from your motherboard to your hdd
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a b V Motherboard
February 19, 2013 5:26:39 AM

All you have to do is find and buy SATA cable somewhere, like in an internet-shop, or a nearest hardware store.
Usually, several SATA cables come with your motherboard, if you bought it in a Retail (Full) package. Sometimes SATA cables also come with PSUs in, again, Retail package.
If you bought your motherboard as a second-hand from internet-auction sites like "e-bay" or "Craig's list", then you probably didn't have any additional (or any at all) SATA cables with board itself. Thus, you should buy them by yourself.

What is your country/region? Maybe I can recommend a couple of local stores where you can easily buy those cables.
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a c 82 V Motherboard
February 19, 2013 5:27:26 AM

Mount the HDD in the case, use a SATA cable to connect it too any spare SATA ports on the mobo (you should have four on the bottom right of the board). Connect the HDD to power.
Boot into Windows, type into the start menu "Disk Management" and an option about Creating and Formatting HDD partitions should come up. In there you will be able to see the drive, Initialize and format the drive using the NTFS file format. It will then be recognized by the OS and can be used.
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February 19, 2013 6:00:11 AM

thank you for your advice guys !!!

it works :) 
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a b V Motherboard
February 19, 2013 6:26:44 AM

So...you had SATA cables with your motherboard's package? Then you probably bought Retail. That's good.

P.S. Don't forget to choose "best answer". :3
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