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Multiple Hard Drives

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#1 Nic4433


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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:36 AM

How do I have more then one hard drive installed on my computer? What exactly do I have to do? I want to give my old computer to my brother and put the hard drive from it in my new computer. But my new computer already has a drive with a OS on it. So is there any way to put the old hard drive in the new comp? I don't want to do a RAID setup because it sounds way too hard, and I probably won't be able to get it to work right anyway.



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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

Are they IDE or SATA? There are jumpers on the back that you have to set for master or slave. Slave being the second drive. You can then explore the drive to transfer the files you want to save before you reformat it using Disk Management

Edited by garmanma, 23 February 2008 - 09:21 AM.

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#3 Nic4433

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:46 AM

They are both SATA drives. Tell me more about these 'jumpers' please. What do I need to do?



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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:05 PM

you won't have to worry about any jumper settings for an old sata drive in a newer computer, there are no master/slave/cable select with sata

the only jumpers to worry about are on certain sata 2 drives for compatibility with older sata 1 motherboards/chipsets

and that's an advanced area/subject

What do I need to do?

just connect it

Edited by DaChew, 23 February 2008 - 12:06 PM.


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