1.    13 Mar 2016 #1
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    Disk Upgrade


    Hey guys!
    can anyone tell me how to upgrade my Disk?
    i have 37.0 GB In (C) Drive and i want to upgrade 37.0 GB To 2 TB but how i do it?
    Please Answer...
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  2.    13 Mar 2016 #2
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Your specs say you have a desktop.
    Do you have 2 SATA cables in it(can 2 disks fit in it?
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3
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    i don't get it?
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  4.    13 Mar 2016 #4
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    i have Desktop/PC.
    WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 ATA Device = Disk Driver
    Computer : 32 Bit
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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #5
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    Interesting. I am considering increasing my present 120GB V300 Sata3 2.5" SSD hard drive so I'll keep a watch on this thread and maybe learn something. I have an msi motherboard H87-G43. Upgrading from Windows 7 64bit to 64bit Windows 10 later today having already used one of the helpful relevant Tutorials to create my bootable USB.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Your specs say you have a desktop.
    Do you have 2 SATA cables in it(can 2 disks fit in it?
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  6.    13 Mar 2016 #6
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    I need to know if you can connect a 2nd disk using SATA(then you can clone your disk) or if you will need to use an external USB HDD(then you can just create a system image of your old disk, and re-image to the new larger one).
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  7.    13 Mar 2016 #7
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    Just incase you don't understand what I mean, The two cables that connect to the disk, one is the SATA and the other is data.
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    Do you have two sets of these in your PC case?
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  8.    13 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Just incase you don't understand what I mean, The two cables that connect to the disk, one is the SATA and the other is data.
    Do you have two sets of these in your PC case?
    I've never seen a setup like that before inside a desktop computer. What I've seen is a SATA cable, which goes between the SATA port on the motherboard and the hard drive:
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    The sata port on the motherboard looks like this:
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    and a power connector from the power supply that plugs into the power port on the hard drive:
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    To connect a second hard drive internally in the computer you need an empty sata port on the motherboard, a sata cable, and an extra sata power connector from the power supply. A typical power supply will have one or more strings of 2 or 3 SATA power connectors on one cable so you can power multiple SATA devices off the one string.

    If you want to end with just a single hard drive in the computer, then you don't have to permanently mount the second hard drive - you can just have the final drive permanently mounted when you are done. If you are going to want both hard drives in the computer when you are done then you will need an empty mounting location in the case for the second hard drive.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 13 Mar 2016 at 12:14.
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