I have accomplished this on my computer because I bought a second hard drive for the purpose of a backup along with additional space. However, the Maxtor hard drive that I bought had a floppy disk that came with it which had several functions ranging from hard drive setup to diagnostics to partitioning and image copy. The image copy feature is what allowed me to take a snapshot of my primary drive and format and copy it to my secondary drive, overwritng any existing files you may I had on it. You do, however, need to be aware that software and system conflicts can arise by running two sets of Windows XP on the same computer at the same time, albeit they're on two separate drives. That's why I prefer to do this ONLY to use the second drive as a backup, not as a supplement. If you need a second hard drive simply to supplement your primary drive for added disk space purposes, I wouldn't recommend putting the full operating system on it. Just leave it as is and use the free space as needed with your primary.
Yes, if you are speaking of the hard drives that you put into your computer. Your computer usually comes with one hard drive, but if you need another one, you can install another one you can buy at a computer store. Normally computers come with 2-3 extra hard drive slots in case you'd like to add more.
No, not at all. Despite the hard drive being old school IDE or SATA, the computer will recognize it as a new storage deice. Note for the older IDE hard drives, if you desire to install more than one, you will have to use jumpers.
If the case has room to mount them - servers are a prime example of computer systems with multiple drives.
Yes. If the computer has both SATA and IDE ports, you can install both types of drives. However, it is not recommended as neither the SATA nor IDE drives will transmit data at anywhere near their top efficiencies.
A person can build their own computer with plenty of planning and some basic tools. You should then install the motherboard, processor, CPU cooler, RAM, expansion cards, the hard drives, auxiliary drives and panel connectors.
Did you install Windows XP to the hard drive? New hard drives do not come with an operating system; to boot from it, you have to install one on it.
Yes, you can. If your computer has more sata ports you can use then to connect more hard drives.
You will see a magnetic hard disk drive in an average laptop/notebook computer, however there are an increase in solid state drives included in newer laptops/notebook computers and there are manufacturers that manufacture solid state drives specifically for laptops that one can install as an upgrade.
Install Win XP on the first hard drive, then install Vista from Xp and on question about "what kind of installation do you want to have?" Answer "separate" installation. When it asks you "which hard drive are you going to use?" Choose the second one. Vista will create a boot list automatically.
To dual boot with two hard drives, just install one OS on one drive, and install the other on the second drive. If you are dual booting Linux and xp, make sure you install xp FIRST, and then let Linux override the mbr.
A barebones system is a partially assembled computer one can purchase. It will usually contain the case, power supply, and CPU. It is up to the user to install RAM, hard drives, optical drives, and any peripherals he / she may want.
To remove a virus from a computer one needs to purchase an anti virus program such as McAfee or Avira. The user then has to install and open the program and let it check all hard drives on viruses.
One of the most necessary parts of a computer is the hard drive. Besides storing digital information, hard disk drives also contain all of a computer's operating data, including the operating system. In configurations with multiple hard drives, they are also useful in backing up data for archival purposes.
You should be able to as long as the motherboard will support that many hard drives.
Installing multiple hard drives is essentially the same as installing just one. Just slide the drive into the bay and screw it in, and then connect the power and data cables. If you are using older PATA drives, you will also need to make sure, if using the same cable for two drives, that one is jumpered for Master and one is jumpered for Slave. This is not an issue with SATA drives; just plug them in. Once they are plugged in, you can install an operating system on them. If you are adding a second drive to an already working system, you may need to enter your BIOS and change the boot order so that the original hard drive is still booted from first.
It can be made portable, but would have to be physically removed from one computer and installed in another one. So they are not generally used in that manner.External hard drives are the drives associated with portability.
Yes, you certainly can. Install Windows Me first on one of the hard drives. And after that install Vista on another hard drive. If you do reversed multiboot will not work. And you will have to edit boot.ini file manually which is not that easy.
It's called a "raid" disk controller. Using a raid controller you can connect 2 or more hard drives in a number of different configurations; one being that the drives are "mirrored".
You need to do this to be able to find a high-performing one of the right size for you, and to make sure it will work on your computer.
Just install windows xp home first on one of the hard drives and then install vista ultimate on another one. If you do in this order BIOS (basic input output system) create a boot list where you can choose which OS you want to use(use arrow keys and enter to select). If you install vista first and xp second you might have edit boot.ini file manually which is not that simple but not that hard (the problem that you cannot edit boot.ini manually in windows environment). You can also install both operating system on a single hard drive called partition where the hard drive is seen and know as 2 different drives. Note this can be bad, being that every thing is store on one drive. If a failure happen every thing goes.
Computer hard drives are available at many electronics and office supply stores. Office Depot and Office Max are excellent sources. Staples is another good one.
Jump drives are small hard drives that can be plugged into your computer via a USB port. One powerful thing that you can do with yours is install some files that, should your computer ever crash or experience serious problems, can allow you to analyze what is wrong and take some basic steps to fix it. You can find Hiren's boot CD on the internet, download it for free, and transfer it to one of your jump drives. While this alone won't solve every computer problem, it can provide a convenient and powerful first line of defense against computer problems.
Having more than one hard drive is just a computer configuration option. You can add multiple hard drives for purpose of adding more storage capacity or redundancy. - Neeraj Sharma