Adding another SATA Harddrive

  XP Medic 13:55 11 Jun 2006

I have a SATA HDD in situ at the moment and I want to add another Maxtor SATA HDD.

Inserting the hard drive is no problem, but I want the windows installation to be on the new drive as it is of larger capacity and my existing one for running games and storage/backup.

I have a windows recovery CDRom from the computer manufacturers, Mesh but I am at a loss how to achieve the above, so if anybody can guide me in the right direction, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:58 11 Jun 2006

On the Motherboard SATA1 Port is for the primary device, SATA2 port is for the secondary device etc.

connect your new drive in port 2, use disk coping software to copy your first disk to the second, switch off and swap the drives over to the other port, switch on and see if it will boot into the copy of windows.

If it won't just swap the drives back and you will have lost nothing.

Free Maxblast4 software from the maxtor site click here should do the job.

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