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Installing A Second Harddrive


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#1 alanmcquillan

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 04:35 PM

Hi there friendlies. I am adding a second hardrive from an existing computer to another computer. Combining two computers into one. I want to keep the files and information on this HD that i'm adding. Both HD have Win XP on them. HOw do i go about doing this? please help me. I'm a moron.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 05:00 PM

I don't really know much about if you have to transfer files or combine windows files or anything. But I know that you should use a RAID card. (RAID 0 is the fastest) Hopefully both of your hard drives are SATA. If not I think there are some lower-end RAID cards for IDE.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 05:24 PM

ok will this work?

Original HD IDE 1 Win XP (master)
CD-RW IDE 1

second HD IDE 2 Win XP (master)
CD-ROM IDE 2

will i then have to choose what HD i want to use upon startup?


* both drive have XP with files i need to keep intact. Do i have to transfer all files to one drive? What exactely is slave compared to master?

Edited by alanmcquillan, 29 December 2006 - 05:25 PM.





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