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#1 mason151

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:36 PM

i got this new comp this is the motherboard

Mfr Part Number: GA-M61SME-S2
CPU: Socket AM2 support AMD Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64/ Sempron Processor
Chipset: nVidia GeForce 6100 & nForce 405
Memory: 2x 240pin DDR2-800/667/533/400 DIMMs, Dual Channel, Max capacity 4GB
Slots: 1x PCI-Express x16 slot; 1x PCI-Express x1 slot; 2x PCI slots
IDE/SATA: 1x ATA-133 Channel; 2x SATA2 ports support RAID 0, 1
Audio: Realtek ALC883 8 channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Video: Integrated nVidia CineFX 3.0 Graphics Engine
LAN: Realtek RTL8201 10/100Mbps Ethernet Controller
Ports: 8x USB 2.0 ports (4 rear, 4 by headers); 2x PS/2 ports; 1x Serial port; 1x Parallel port; 1x VGA port; 1x RJ45 LAN port; Audio I/O jacks
Power Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 4pin CPU power
Form Factor: Micro ATX, 24.4 x 22.5 cm
Package: Retail
RoHS Compliant

ive read up about raid set up for the hard drive but its not an option cause my hard drives arnt the same brand. i was wondering if i could just use my old hard drive on my new comp and scrap the new hd. is it compatible? or will it mess somthing up
this is my old hard drive hard drive.
seagate barracuda 7200.1 model st3100011a

any one know if i can hook this hard drive up to the new motherboard?

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#2 Jove

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:22 PM

One thing you can do is check with the manufacturer, all you will need is the make model and serial number,
depending on your comp. manuf. there web site should have pretty much what you need to know, to query the manufacturer. you might also consider giving your computer make and model in this forum in case someone would have the same type. There are many visitors here that just might come across your post.

Good luck !

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:11 PM

If you are trying to take a hard drive from one computer, with an OS installed, and put it into a different computer, it usually does not work.

All components in the system must be the same for XP not to hiccup, or crash.
The same motherboard, hard drive type, drivers for Video, sound and whatever else you were running.

Not to mention that hard drives have a limited life. Using an older hard drive could make your system die before its time.

Good luck though.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

Brand...has nothing to do with a RAID setup. I have established a RAID with different brands and different sizes of HDs, the RAID can only be set up to reflect the smaller of the two drives.

Basics of RAID - http://ezinearticles.com/?Basics-of-RAID&id=11919

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 05:58 PM

It is evident I have overlooked something, my apologies, of course, I would hope the Manufacturer specifications once queried in reference to RAID, may not have caused any harm.

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