How to install a new hard disk?

After choosing the hard disk right for your machine should be installed. It is best to do a professional, but if you do not have the money or simply want to learn, here's all the steps on how to install a hard disk. We recommend reading the full course before starting the installation.
What do I need to install a hard drive?
"Star-tipped screwdriver (which are generally used to screw cover enclosure and hard drives)
-Manual of the hard disk, which probably indicates how to install it. If there is any difference with this course, follow the instruction manual

"Some previous knowledge of the hardware and BIOS , also the course is educational enough to learn
-Familiar with the terms: teacher (master), slave (slave), IDE , BIOS, hard drive, reformat , partition , sector of boot , boot disk
"A boot made ​​compulsorily in Windows 98 or higher
-And a hard disk!
Step by step
Here are just by-step how to quickly install the hard disk and later explained in detail:

"To think that we will setup the new disk (master or slave), depending on other devices connected to the IDE.
-Changing the jumpers corresponding devices depending on the configuration.
-Connect the new hard drive (and, if applicable, change the other devices)
-Turn the machine, check that the BIOS detects them.
"If the new disk is not partitioned and formatted it.
-Install the OS (if you install the disk as primary master)
Some checks
First we do some checks before the physical installation of the hard disk:

You have to know what type it is the hard drive: IDE , SCSI , or SATA . The household usually IDE or SATA.
When the computer is off, open your cabinet and check that there is space and the necessary cable to connect a hard drive (IDE or bay cable).
If you already have an old record, you should make a backup of important information, since any accident could happen (format the wrong disk, drop the device, etc).
If your computer or BIOS that has is very old, it is safest not to accept large capacity hard drives. If you want to install the new drives of 40GB or more, the BIOS must be current (1995 onwards possibly).
Should familirizarse your BIOS too. The BIOS is the basic configuration of the computer, and is a very important sector. Usually accessible by pressing "DEL" or "DELETE" in the first screen of the computer to turn on. You can identify the key by the computer manual, or when you see the first screen is a text (usually at the bottom or middle) that indicates which key accesses the "SETUP", which would be the BIOS. You can press the PAUSE button to read the screen. You can learn more about the BIOS in our article: What is the BIOS?
The importance of the BIOS is whether to install the new hard drive the computer could recognize it perfectly. There are old BIOS can not auto-detect the hard drive configurations, and therefore we have to put us. You can skip the checking in the BIOS, but can avoid many problems if you know interpret.
Physical Configuration: Jumper

You must now choose whether the disk to install will be master or slave. If you choose the hard drive as master you almost certainly want to be the main disk, is where you install the operating system (usually takes the letter C:). If you feel like it, you must verify that the jumper is properly positioned. Now, if you want to slave mode, it is because you already have a master hard drive installed and want to, just, only to serve the new slave of another. If you want the new hard drive is the master and the old slave, you must change the jumpers of both in the right place.
On the hard drive to be installed is a sticker which indicates what position the jumper should be placed to indicate how the new hard drive, whether as master or slave. Must move the jumper from one position to another (usually cost to get the jumper if it is not the right tool).
After you set the jumpers on the new disk (and old if you have one already installed), plug it should proceed. Place the hard disk in the cabinet (the cabinet can screw it now if you wish.) Then connect the IDE or SATA (depends on your cabinet and your hard drive) and power to the rear of the disc. It may be that no cables or power because they are all busy, and you should buy some. It may happen that all cables exit from the motherboard are occupied, in this case, no longer can install storage devices in this way on your computer.
If you have IDE cables:

In the end, the IDE cable must be connected in this way: The hard disk master must be connected at the far end of the IDE (primary master) and his slave in the middle (primary slave). The other end is connected to the motherboard. If the cable has three outputs, you must buy one with three. Usually there are two IDE cables and therefore can connect four devices (primary master, primary slave, secondary master, secondary slave).
Remember that if you already have a previous record master, you must configure it as slave (if you want your new album is the primary). Now, if the new disk is the slave, the old (the teacher) should not touch it.
Once you verify that everything is connected (the connections should be tight and the pressure applied to them, they should not sink more, and become more sunken on one side than the other. Now you can switch on the computer (for now just throw it over the top to Cabinet without screw).
There is an extra complication. The IDE cable connects the hard drives and other devices like readers / recorders CD or DVD. You can create complications with jumper settings, as these other devices also use these settings. That is why since the BIOS can see what the settings of each device (can not have two devices with the same settings). There are four general forms: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, Secondary Slave.
If you have SATA cables:
Directly connect the SATA cable to the drive and the power cord.


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