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I want to put another hdd in my older computer

\015 I have an older p3 gateway E-3200 and i want to add a second hdd to it. it has a spot to put a second hdd, and an open power plug, but the ide cable has only one plug on it. i have an ide cable with plugs on it for two hdds, and i want to know if i can just switch them without any problems. is it as simple as just plugging the one i want in? thanks\015

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Yes, you can use your other IDE plug.
Look at the jumper settings on the hard drives--one must be set to master and one to slave.
Or--you can set both to cable select, but that means your original hard drive has to be at the end of the cable (assuming you want it to still be the main drive).
There you go!
The only thing you may take into account is the jumper setting. The second HDD must have the jumper in the SLAVE (SL) or CABLE SELECT (CS) position.
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