A hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) have to be installed into 3.5" and 2.5" internal drive bays. If you have enough money we recommend you to purchase a minimum 60GB SSD as a primary disk for operating system installation and a minimum 500GB hard drive as a file storage. This way you can reduce the boot time to 30 second and less.
Follow these steps for Hard Drive and SSD installation:
- Insert the HDD/SSD into the 3.5" (for HDD) / 2.5" (for SSD) internal drive bay.
- Align the holes in the hard drive/SSD with the holes in the case and tighten the screws or mount the brackets on the hard drive/SSD and insert the drive into the 3.5"/2.5" internal drive bay.
- Connect the 7-pin data cable into the SATA socket on the motherboard and then plug the other end into the hard drive/SSD.
- Connect the 15-pin power cable into the drive.