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Replacing or Adding a Hard Drive in Compaq Presario SG3000, V6000 and HP Pavilion dv6000 Desktop PCs

This document pertains only to HP desktop computers with the following computer cases:
HP and Compaq desktop computers
Before you begin
  • Turn off the computer, disconnect all cables, and transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  warning:
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
Finding which steps to use
Removing a hard drive from the drive bay
Use the steps in this section to remove a hard drive so that a new drive may be installed in an empty bay.
  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Step 1
With all cables disconnected from the computer, remove the right side panel.
If you need assistance, refer to HP support document Opening the PC Case.
Removing the side panel
Step 2
Remove the front panel.
If you need assistance, refer to HP support document Removing the Front Panel.
Removing the front panel
Step 3
Detach the ATA power and data cables from the rear of the drive.
  note:
If your computer has serial ATA power and data cables, the connectors must be squeezed to disconnect them.
ATA power and data cables
Squeezing the latches on the connectors
Step 4
Remove the two screws that secure the hard drive to the computer.
Screws that secure the hard drive to the computer
Step 5
Pull the hard drive out of the front of the computer.
Pulling the hard drive out of the computer
Installing a hard drive
Use the steps in this section to install a hard drive into an empty bay.
Step 1
If installing a new parallel ATA hard drive, make sure the drive is set to CS (cable select).
New drive set to cable select
Step 2
Slide the parallel or serial ATA drive into the bay...
Sliding the hard drive into the bay
...until the screw holes on the side of the hard drive align with the holes marked "HDD" on the bay.
Screw holes lined up
Step 3
Replace the screws.
Screws securing the hard drive
Step 4
Reattach the power and data connectors to the back of the drive.
Power and data cables connections on the hard drive
Step 5
Depending on the type of hard drive, attach serial ATA or parallel ATA data cables to the motherboard.
Serial and parallel cables connectors
Step 6
Replace the side panel and reconnect the cables.
  caution:
MBR or NTFS partitions are limited to 2 TB (without using dynamic disks and volume sets). If you are installing a hard drive that is 2 TB or greater, HP recommends formatting the drive using GPT partitions.
If you need assistance, refer to HP support document Opening the PC Case.
Replacing the side panel
Step 7
Perform a system recovery from recovery discs to replace the original software that came with the computer or install a new operating system.
  note:
If the hard drive previously contained an operating system (came from another computer), the hard drive may need to be reinitialized before it can accept an HP or Compaq System Recovery.
Installing a second hard drive
Use the following steps to install a hard drive inside the front wall of the computer.
Step 1
If installing a new parallel ATA hard drive, make sure the drive is set to CS (cable select).
New drive set to cable select
Step 2
Attach power and data connectors to the back of the drive before installing it in the system.
Power and data cables connected to the drive
Step 3
If installing a parallel ATA hard drive, attach the data connector marked "Slave" to the drive.
  note:
Installation of the second parallel ATA hard drive may require the purchase of a ribbon cable long enough to connect to both hard drives.
Connector marked Slave
Step 4
Place the new hard drive against the inside front wall of the computer...
Placing the new hard drive in the computer
...and align the four screw holes on the underside of the drive with the four holes on the front of the chassis.
The four screw holes aligned
Step 5
Use four screws to fasten the drive in place.
Screws securing the drive in its place
Step 6
Depending on the type of hard drive, attach serial ATA or parallel ATA data cables to the motherboard.
  caution:
MBR or NTFS partitions are limited to 2 TB (without using dynamic disks and volume sets). If you are installing a hard drive that is 2 TB or greater, HP recommends formatting the drive using GPT partitions.
Serial and parallel cable connectors
Step 7
Turn on the computer and wait for the operating system to configure the drive before using the computer.

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