Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:41 AM
Slaving a hard drive merely means taking the hard drive ot of your old computer, setting the jumpers to slave, and plugging it into your new computer. Your hard drive in your new system should already have the jumpers set to make it the master. By setting one as a masteer, and one as a slve, then the computer knows which Hard Drive contains the operating system to boot.
It's not much different than having two CD-Roms, or two floppy drives.
Once you boot your new system, and providing that your new computer already has an operating system installed, then all you need to do is copy things over. It's not that hard. With that being said, if you are not used to messing around with the insides of your computer, then I would not recommend you do this. Take it to a shop, and have them set the jumpers and plug in the secondary hard dive for you. The potential for a big oops is pretty big, especially if you short out the motherboard. That can happen if a jumper setting is incorrect.
Once the disk is in your new system, copying is just a matter of drag and drop.