Adding new hard drive to existing

  Shanks69 22:36 31 Mar 2004
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the existing is 40gb, and the one bought is 120gb.

Given the existing has the os on I would think the second should be put on as a slave to the first - any ideas ?

However, the first is sometimes noisy, so could I instal then copy the os onto the second also (in case the first fails) ?

  Diodorus Siculus 22:42 31 Mar 2004

I would use something like Norton Ghost to create an image of your current setup and save it to the new disk. Partition the new disk as you want it to be.

  norman47 22:53 31 Mar 2004

Depending on the make of your new hard drive. You should have either software ( if purchase was retailed boxed ) or be able to download software from the hard drive web site to clone the entire old hard drive to the new one.

  woodchip 22:55 31 Mar 2004

Yes that what you do and set the jumpers at the back to slave. if it's not recognised in windows you may have to go into bios and auto detect the drive and save the settings when you exit. if you are win 98 just go into explorer and right click the drive and choose format. just like a floppy disc

  Shanks69 12:43 01 Apr 2004

Ta

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