05-08-2003 12:46 PM
TNT Riva32 MB graphics
Intel BX 440 AGP chipset.
768 MB SD RAM,
6.4 Gb Hard Disk.
BIOS: 686 T3 99/08/22
I was thinking of putting in a second (additional) hard drive to this system (the 6.4 Gb hard disk is getting to be too small).
Is it possible to run two hard drives on this computer?
In particular, will the power supply be able to cope with the power demands of 2 hard drives? Or is it too small?
I have taken a peek at the PSU. It's not clear how many watts it is, but has "Do not exceed 200W" on it, if that is any help.
I have not put in a hard drive before, so any advice/help appreciated.
05-09-2003 04:57 AM
You are right wondering whether or not the PSU unit has enough power. Guess you could ask Compaq support to check that first, together with the maximum HD size/speed they would recommend.
Supposing the precautionary mesures aforementionned conclude to a go, I see no other problem but finding a slot that could host your additional IDE disk.
05-09-2003 05:06 AM
05-10-2003 03:27 PM
05-23-2003 09:14 AM
Francis Nguyen adn James Christopher for your replies.
Well, if no one gives any advice to the contrary, I will go ahead and buy a 40 GB Western Digital and put it as slave to the existing 6.4 GB drive.
05-24-2003 03:49 AM
In any case, your new drive should be the boot "master" drive, and your old drive should become your "slave" drive.
Windows will boot much faster, and you should see better overall performance because your new drive will be faster.