Adding Hard drive to Windows® 7 System
When do you need to add an additional hard drive in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft Windows. This is the successor to the Windows Vista Operating System. All the faults in the Windows Vista are rectified by the Windows 7 version of Operating System. This OS has got several new features when compared to other Operating Systems. The system performance could also be greatly increased by using this Windows 7 OS. When space in the existing hard drive is low, you need to add an additional hard drive. Before adding the hard drive, you need to make sure that your system is free from all viruses. Some harmful viruses would also cause the damage to the hard drive. So, always use the best antivirus software and try to delete all the viruses present in the system.
Following are the need to add additional hard drive and tips to perform that:
- Need to add hard drive
- Preparing the system
- Selecting the hard drive
Need to add hard drive
When the system gives signs that your hard drive is low on space, you need to add a new hard drive to the system. If you are doing that, you would be able to add more and more programs and applications in the system, as it is one form of upgrading itself. The addition of new hard drive would also increase the speed and performance of the system.
Preparing the system
Before adding the hard drive, you need to prepare your system. Firstly, you need to back up your hard drive to removable media, like a CD or a external hard drive. But make sure that you are using the CD, DVDs which are free from all viruses. You need to go to the CMOS screen. You have to press the key during the boot up of your system for opening this screen. After that, you have to write down all of the information on the BIOS settings for your current hard drive. This is because you might need this to configure the second drive.
Before going for adding the hard drive you need to make sure that you are selecting the right hard drive. This hard drive might be compatible with the system which you are using. Otherwise, it would reject the hard drive. You need to select the one delivering nice performance.ATA and SCSI drives are available. It is better to use the SCSI. That might be fit into the space for hard drive in your PC. You need to select the one having high rotational l speed, since they would deliver good performance. After that, open the CPU and put the hard drive in to the drive bay. If you have old drive also, then you need to set the jumper to make the new one as master and old as slave. Close the system and try boot up.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for tips to add additional hard drive to Windows 7 system
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.