As my existing 20GB HD is pretty near full I want to fit an additional HDD, but .... can i? There is an available space but the existing hard drive is the master on a cable the slave of which is my old Zip 100 drive. Other cables are one for a floppy drive and one for a cd/dvd and a CDRW drive. Does this mean that an addtional internal HDD means dispensing with the Zip drive? I could get an external USB 2.0 drive but understand that internals are cheaper??
If you want to keep the arrangement you have at present why not buy a new HD, say 80Gb, set it as a slave and temporarily swap it for your Zip drive, clone the original HD to the new one,see click here for details, then remove the old drive, re-set the new as master and re-fit the Zip drive.
Thanks all for feedback so far. PC is a P4 1.8Ghz with 512RAM, running windows XP. Presumably making a new drive the Master and the existing drive the slave would be because the new drive would be faster, existing HDD is a Quantum Fireball 20.5GB UDMA 100 -? I have partitioned existing HDD with windows on drive c, programs drive d, docs on drive e. If I make the new HDD master would I have to clone the whole drive contents to the new one, or just the windows partition? I do have a copy of Norton Ghost somewhere. Being doing a bit of gentle research - is the Seagate Barracuda any good, seems like a good buy, £38.99 from Ebuyer?
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