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Chapter 4. Bigger Is Better: Upgrading S... > Upgrade #2: Adding a Second Internal...

Upgrade #2: Adding a Second Internal Hard Drive

If you're installing an additional internal hard drive, the process is more complicated—primarily because of all the physical issues involved. Frankly, it's a pain to root around inside the drive bays of your system unit, which is why I prefer installing external drives whenever possible.

The back of the drive unit is where you make all your connections. As you can see in Figure 4.2, most internal hard disk drives include power and data connectors, as well as a set of jumpers that determine how the drive will be used in your system. Familiarize yourself with these connectors before you perform the upgrade.


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