Moving a data hdd from one pc to another.

  awest3 16:14 28 Jun 2008

On another post I was asking about updating a Dell 4100 MBO etc..decided this was not such a good idea (thanks for the suggestions guys). I have now decided to let my wife have my Dell 5000 and buy a new machine for myself..probably a dell 531s with some upgrades. My question is, 'I have an extra hdd (500gb) on the dell 5000 which I would want to switch to the new machine, I would like to preserve the system stuff on it just a matter of removing from one machine and fitting it to the other..?'

Thanks Al

  Ditch999 16:57 28 Jun 2008

In theory, yes, as long as there is a place to install it, a spare power connector for it and a spare data connector (SATA or ATA) for it.
If its a SATA disk then its just plug it in and go. If its an ATA disk then its slightly different.

  awest3 16:59 28 Jun 2008

Thanks Ditch..its a SATA disk. When I originally put it in the existing machine I had to do quite a bit of fiddling to get it recognised. I was hoping it would not be the same on the new machine and I could just fit it and go similar to an external hdd.


  awest3 17:00 28 Jun 2008

Sorry missed the 999 ...

  awest3 20:04 10 Jul 2008

All ok on this one, as suggested it worked straight away..did not have to do anything..Thanks Al

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