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Installing a 2nd Hard Drive – DIY Video Guide

November 7, 2017 Jon 12 Comments

Installing a 2nd Hard Drive - DIY Video Guide

My final project at school needed to be an instructional video or DIY video. As boring as this topic is, adding a hard drive to a PC was something I knew I could do and explain in a straightforward way. Shot in one day during my class time (about 3 hours). I didn’t have any decent screen recording software for the final part so I had to do screen shots. Again, not the most exciting video, but I think the tutorial was easy enough to follow.
Note: for anyone using this as a real step by step guide, be aware that I did not go into a lot of details about different options and systems. This was meant as a basic guide and to fit the needs of my project. Even so, this should still work for just about anyone installing a 2nd SATA hard drive.

UPDATE: For anyone wanting to use an IDE drive in a PC with only Sata ports, here is a link to the simplest kind of plug-in adapter to use. http://goo.gl/QumkS
Video Rating: / 5

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  1. RenΓ©e Racine
    November 7, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    Very helpful, and totally worth the watch for the joke at the end!

  2. Engineering Made Easy
    November 7, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    I could like to use a part of your video in my upcoming video. I am just starting a channel. This could be a great help. If you allow. I will continuously put your name while the video plays. Also a link of your channel in description.Looking forward for your reply. Thank you.

  3. Javier Perez De Los Rios
    November 7, 2017 - 9:59 pm

    Thanks Jason, What I want to do is use an HDD from an old computer and add it to the newer one (as a 2nd HDD) so, I don't lose the data of the older one, is that ok? what should I do different? I dont want to format it because it would erase. please help!

  4. Kasim Aljabri
    November 7, 2017 - 10:26 pm

    Thanks jason

  5. Tricia Agp**n
    November 7, 2017 - 10:44 pm


  6. aflah palara P
    November 7, 2017 - 11:35 pm

    my computer has only 2 data ports.one goes to the primary HDD and other to the DVD drive.so how I add an extra hard drive?

  7. Shobi Umer
    November 8, 2017 - 12:11 am

    do we have to install windows in new HD before adding?

  8. SevenDeMagnus
    November 8, 2017 - 12:56 am

    Hi. No need to change the jumper to slave? For the drive D:? Thank you. God bless, Proverbs 31

  9. csandreas1
    November 8, 2017 - 1:09 am

    Does data cable come with the HDD? Or i i need to purchase it?

  10. Ebanks Studios
    November 8, 2017 - 1:39 am

    Oh my days I have this PC πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    (I don't use it lol)

  11. Genadijs Sedicenkovs
    November 8, 2017 - 2:23 am


  12. bayu w
    November 8, 2017 - 2:37 am

    Terimakasih banyak

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