Hard drive upgrade.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Leo, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Leo

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    Im about to upgrade from a 20 maxtor to a 40 western digital and i was wondering how hard is it going to be. Plus is there any way to tranfer windows to the new one or is it going to be a hassle?? My last question is if i can make my old hard drive as a slave drive so i can have two??
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Iceman

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    yes of course old drive can be a slave drive, as far as the transfer goes, usually when u buy a new hard drive it sometimes comes with tools to transfer data from the old drive to the new.

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  3. Leo

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    thanks iceman for the quick response ! I was just about to start the installation !!:)

    I've got this "Data lifeguard tools" disk,do u think that's what it is??
     
  4. Iceman

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  5. Leo

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    Thanks !
     
  6. Iceman

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    np, hope it all goes well

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  7. Ace123

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    I say get two 80 gig wd hard drives with 8meg buffers and raid em together
     
  8. Ace123

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    thats what Im going to do once I get my case finished
     
  9. Leo

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    The installation went smoth but i ran into a problem, my case is too small for two hard drives. Dam it!
    That sounds good Ace123 !
     
  10. Iceman

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    Hard drives can fit in a empty 5 1/4 drive bay too u just have to buy a cheap kit for it.

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  11. Leo

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    Maybe I will do that instead because my old HD is in perfect condition.
     
  12. Leo

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    Once i install my old hd as a slave drive, is it hard to configure it??
    Do i have to go into the bios for anything??
     
  13. Iceman

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    nope just set the jumpers in the back of the drive to slave, but reformat it, no use having Windows XP on both hard drives. Bios should reg it auto

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  14. Zedric

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    Some BIOS:s "require" that you need to detect the drive in BIOS first. Depends a little on the settings.
     
  15. Leo

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    I formated the old drive,pluged everything back in(The old one as the slave) and everything is working great !:)
    Thanks a lot iceman !
     
  16. Iceman

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    no problem thats why I am here

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