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IDE replacement for SSD


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#1 patchfree

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:48 PM

My question: is it possible to replace an IDE HDD (where the system is installed - Win XP) by a SSD (of course without reinstalling the OS)?

I have a motherboard with IDE and S-ATA capabilities but for some reasons my system is installed on a HDD on the IDE interface. I know that it is possible to switch to a SSD through a gost copy of the system HDD partition and then exchanging for a new HDD or SSD but when the interfaces are different, what happens?

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#2 PolaBar

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

Yes, it is possible. You will just have to go into BIOS setup and reconfigure your boot settings to boot fron the new SATA drive instead of the IDE drive




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