If I first copy files that I need to keep to the old drive before I remove it, will it then be possible, after the large drive is set up, to connect the old drive again just to copy back the files I need? The old drive can then go into the "pile o' parts".
It would take a loooong time to copy everything to CDs, not to mention a lot of CDs, and I can't even do that 'til I replace my crapped-out CD drive. So I was just wondering about the feasibility of using the old drive to backup files 'til I can copy 'em to the new one.
* I've had to do this with the old drive a couple of times in the past few months, which leads me to believe that it's about ready to crap out completely. That, and the increased number of bad sectors. Seems like everything goes bad all at once. Kinda like your body. You feel just fine - then you turn forty and your doctor becomes your best friend.
Edited by MattV, 27 August 2007 - 10:33 AM.