Installing new hard drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Powerchordpunk, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. I want to add a new 60gig hdd to my computer, in addition to the current 20gig I have now. I want my 60 gig to be the primary C drive though, and make the 20 gig another drive letter. I want to copy the 20 to the 60, making it the one with the os and everything I currently have, then format the 20 and use if for extra space. I'm guessing the 20 has to be set to slave. Am I right? if so, how do I transfer data to the 60 from the 20, making the 60 the C drive and preserving functionality? thanks.
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

  3. thanks ice. When they say change the system files to the new drive, what does that do?
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Just what it sounds like, it transfers the system files from the one hard drive to the other.

    You know in your case, I'd buy drive copy and let it do it, or better yet, just leave the 20 gig as the primary hard drive and use the 60 gig for saving files and stuff, probably run faster that way anyway.

  5. ok thanks. That's what I was gonna do anyway. I have ghost and I will acquire PowerQuest DriveImage.
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Well that really depends on the performance of the disks. Since the 20 is older, there's a chance it's slower. Are they both 7200 RPM or 5400 RPM or different? If at least the 20 is 7200 I agree with Iceman, use the 20 as primary.
  7. yeah the 20gig is a 5400rpm drive. The 60 will be at least 7200